The Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS) is pleased to once again offer the Indigenous Student Museum Internship (ISMI) program, now in its 20th year.

A partnership with the Royal Alberta Museum, this internship offers a hands-on placement for a paid intern to work in any of the following sections of the museum this summer: Archaeology, Botany, Communications and Marketing, Conservation, Education, Ethnology (Native Studies), Geology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Paleontology and Western Canadian History.

The internship takes place in Edmonton at the Royal Alberta Museum and lasts 16 weeks, beginning May 7, 2018. A learning and earning experience, ISMI puts approximately $11,760 in your pocket for meaningful full-time work, paid semi-monthly.

ISMI is open to First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students enrolled in a college or university with academic interests related to any of the museum studies listed above. Please include a cover letter outlining your field of study and why you would like a museum learning experience, two references, your most recent grade transcript, your resume and send to:

Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society

Room B206 – 9810 103 Avenue

Edmonton, AB  T5J 0G2

Questions? Please contact: Elizabeth LoPresti, FRAMS Executive Director, at

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 26, 2018. We thank all applicants, in advance, for your interest in the ISMI program.

This unique opportunity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit post-secondary students is sponsored by:

Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS)

FRAMS is thankful to the Royal Alberta Museum for the support of this program over the past 20 years.