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Job Call: Non-profit Internship for Alberta Post-Secondary Students

Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP)
Programming Assistant

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students. Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions. Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.


The Programming Assistant works directly with permanent gallery staff and has a working relationship with artists and community partners. Providing assistance with the presentation of all aspects of our public programs and engagement activities, the Programming Assistant will assist with the installation and strike of exhibitions, research, development, and implementation of public programming; and will communicate with the general public, gallery visitors, and partner organizations.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in and knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture. Skills for this position include experience working with power tools, and experience with Mac OSX software. Additionally, the candidate will exhibit a keen attention to detail, be self-motivated and willing to learn, and have strong problem-solving and communication skills. Training specific to the role will be provided.
Ideal for someone with course work in:
  • Arts and Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Studies
  • Trades (Vocational)
  • Arts Administration/Management
Some specialized skills required:
  • Basic knowledge of power tools and painting
What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:
  • Develop knowledge relating to non-profit and artist-run culture
  • Experience working with exhibiting artists and program leaders
  • Develop understanding of gallery maintenance and exhibition preparation
  • You must be a post-secondary student living in Alberta.
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an international student with appropriate authorization as may be required from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to participate in SCiP. Currently, this is a valid study permit. (Up to 10% of SCiP internships can be filled by international students.
  • You must be currently enrolled at one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta.
  • You must be a part time or full time certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student at an eligible institution. Open studies, non-credit, upgrading, or continuing education students do not qualify.
  • You must be registered in and attending at least one class at an institution during the academic year in which you begin your internship (August 1st – July 31st) and you must be able to provide proof of enrolment indicating this. Please note, an acceptance letter, either conditional or full, either conditional or full, from a post-secondary institution does not qualify you for the program until you have begun attending at least one class.
  • You are only able to receive one SCiP award per academic year (August 1st – July 31st).
  • You may not receive compensation other than the SCiP award for a SCiP internship. This includes a wage or honorarium.
  • You may not use a SCiP internship to meet an academic requirement or receive school credit. This includes using a SCiP internship for a course placement or practicum.

Interested applicants may apply directly through the SCiP website http://www.joinscip.ca/internships or you may apply directly to TRUCK by sending a cover letter and current resume to director@truck.ca