WAG IdeasLAB Summer Interns

The WAG IdeasLAB summer internship is a part-time, paid, eight-week session. While open to others, the Interns are intended primarily for graduating high school or undergraduate post-secondary students. The Interns and the WAG IdeasLAB program are generously supported as part of the Appleton Initiative at the WAG, a project of the Appleton Foundation.

WAG Interns must be prepared to commit up to 20 hours per week for eight weeks for a total of up to 160 hours. The program seeks to develop and express an appreciation of Indigenous culture, Indigenous truth, and reconciliation in the context of the WAG, its program, and its mission. This internship may include training, direct work experience, professional development, and a mentorship program that connects interns with key WAG staff.

The 2021 Social Media Internship runs from Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, September 17. Participants are expected to be available part-time Tuesday through Friday, for eight consecutive weeks, three days per week. Flexible hours may be possible but are not guaranteed. Students may be local with some work happening onsite, or work entirely remotely.

The decision regarding whether the program will be in-person or virtual has not yet been determined.


  • $2,500 stipend for full participation over the complete eight-week term. Stipend may be pro-rated for approved shorter work durations.
  • Interns are assigned to the WAG Engagement team and will have a mentor.
  • Interns will produce bi-weekly blogs, digital observations or digital media posts related to WAG-Qaumajuq, its mission and programs.
  • Interns spend a portion of their time working with Gallery visitors (if the program is in-person and the WAG is open).
  • Interns are expected to use their own digital media devices (such as smartphones) when possible.
  • Interns will receive free admission to the WAG, regular employee discounts at the Gallery restaurant and retail store, as well as invitations to exhibition openings.


  • Priority consideration is given to senior high school students and post-secondary students in accredited programs. Others will be considered.
  • Preference for candidates who can demonstrate experience with social media, web design, blogging, video, photography, or other digital forms of cultural and artistic expression.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1, the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Since 1912, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has been one of Canada’s leading art museums, presenting local, national, and international artists. Qaumajuq, the new Inuit Art Centre, holds in-trust the world’s largest collection of public contemporary Inuit art.

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Closing Date: July 23, 2021

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ATTN: Manager, Human Resources
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Email: humanresources@wag.ca
Fax: 204.788.4998

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1 the original lands and waters of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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