We are delighted to announce that Peace Hills Insurance has committed to a four-year sponsorship of the FRAMS Aboriginal Museum Internship Program. Beginning 2014, Peace Hills will donate $2500 per year for four years, for a total of $10,000.
Says David Dickinson, chair of the FRAMS Fund Development Committee (FDC), “We are very proud and honoured to receive this sponsorship from Peace Hills Insurance. It is a gift that gives us a foundation upon which to build a stable source of funding to enable this successful program to continue. For 15 years now, Aboriginal students have been able to work as paid interns with curators at the museum. The experience has not only given them excellent, real-time employment skills, but it has also opened up new avenues of study and career opportunities in their lives. We thank Peace Hills Insurance for this important sponsorship initiative and are most grateful for their support.”
FRAMS has, since 1998, helped to support summer internships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to work under the supervision of curators at the museum. The program has given students the opportunity to learn, explore and have hands-on experience in their chosen field of interest. In 2012, the funding partnership between FRAMS, Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Indspire expired. FRAMS is committed to funding at least one intern each summer going forward and will continue to pursue additional sources of support to establish full, secure funding for this program.