Union Gallery invites Queen's University undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals to pursue their course-based practicums with the gallery. Student internships and practicums can take shape in many different ways. Previous internships and practicums have focused on curating, research and writing. Student interns are involved in exhibition and program development, design and interpretation, as well as developing accessible and interactive tours and art activities centred on various instructional approaches in alignment with students' research and areas of interest.

Queen's University courses currently available: Art History (ARTH 395).
Download the course guidelines here.


Students interested in pursuing the ARTH 395 Internship must first confirm their eligibility with their Undergraduate Chair and secure an Academic Advisor for their internship. Once confirmed, students are invited to submit an expression of interest (max. 500 words), as well as a resume or CV. Submit your application to well in advance of the desired semester, usually at the beginning of the previous semester, to allow for planning. Acceptance will be based on interviews and is contingent on gallery capacity. Applications will be reviewed by the Director. All those who apply will be contacted. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. Once accepted, students are responsible for completing all requirements for course registration with their home department. For more information, or if you have any questions, please reach out: / 613.533.3171


Union Gallery is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our programming and operations. UG welcomes applications from qualified individuals of all sexualities, races, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, and (dis)abilities. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities. UG recognizes that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), QPOC (Queer People of Colour) and 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +) are disproportionately underrepresented within institutional art spaces. Due to ongoing systemic barriers, UG prioritizes applicants who self-identify as BIPOC, QPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+. If you would like to, please indicate if you self-identify as a member of any equity-seeking groups in your application.

UNION GALLERY is funded and supported by Queen's University, Alma Mater Society (AMS), Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), Ontario Arts Council, City of Kingston Arts Fund–Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston, with partnerships with Stauffer Library, Cultural Studies, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, and Art History and Art Conservation.