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Archie Malloch Internship Awards in Public Learning

Value: $2000 to $2500 each
Duration: minimum of 150 hours, between 1 May and 31 August
Number of awards available: 2
Application deadline: 2 February 2015 (5:00pm)


Summer 2015 Internships


The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) invites applications from McGill undergraduates for the Archie Malloch Internship Award in Public Learning. Up to two awards will be granted for Summer 2015 with a value of $2000 to $2500 each. Applicants should be currently in their penultimate year at McGill. (We are unable to fund students who will graduate in June 2015.)

Successful applicants will be affiliated with one of the partner institutions and will develop their training program in collaboration with IPLAI and that institution. Depending on the students’ interests and expertise and the current projects of the host institutions, interns may participate in a range of activities, including archival and policy research, exhibit development, educational program development, collections management, theatre production, concert coordinaton, public outreach, and social advocacy.

Applicants should have a keen interest in interdisciplinarity and the function and relevance of humanities scholarship beyond the academy. The internships will include an element of practical training and experience, but will focus on opportunities for intellectual development in line with IPLAI’s pedagogical mandate. Interns will be invited to speak about their experiences in September 2015 at IPLAI.

Students are asked to identify clearly which host institution they would like to work with and why.


Partner Institutions for 2015 (to be confirmed):

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Canadian Centre for Architecture
McCord Museum
Montreal Baroque Festival
Musée des beaux arts
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Visual Voice Gallery


Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter/ Statement of interest explaining how this internship would fit with the applicant’s goals for academic and professional development, and indicating which of the community partners he or she would most want to work with and why (1-2 pages).
  • CV (2 pages maximum)
  • Transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • Letter of recommendation from a McGill faculty member

Application materials may be sent or delivered to the following address on or before the posted deadline, or sent electronically. For e-letters of reference, please ask referees to write email subject lines as follows: "Letter of Reference -- Student First Name, Student Last Name."

Archie Malloch Internship Award in Public Learning
Dr. Sheetal Lodhia
Executive Director
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
McGill University
3610 McTavish St., rm 22-6
Montreal, QC
H3A1Y2

sheetal [dot] lodhia [at] mcgill [dot] ca


To read the profiles of the previous Interns click here.