There are several important deadlines in January for students interested in placements during Winter Term 2 and the Summer terms. Questions regarding any of the following can be sent to Dan Slessor, iSchool Student Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARST 595 – Internship (3 credits) [MAS, Dual Students]
Students interested in completing an Internship this upcoming Summer term (May – July) must send an application to Dan Slessor at email@example.com by Monday, January 13.
Internships are an optional 12-week placement, usually completed in the summer between Year 1 and Year 2 of MAS program (may be later for Dual students). Requires completion of 24 ARST credits. Internships are unpaid, but you receive 3 academic credits upon completion.
Full details on the Internship, including the application form, can be found on the course website.
LIBR 595 – Practicum (0 credits) [MLIS, Dual Students]
Students interested in applying for a Practicum this upcoming April (14th – 25th) must send an application to Dan Slessor at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 13.
The Practicum is an optional two-week (full-time placement) usually completed at the end of your second term. It cannot be done at end of your final term at the school. Students attain valuable professional experience that can inform your studies at the iSchool and enhance your resume. The course is not for credit and students cannot accept any reimbursement from the host organization.
Full details on the Practicum, including the application form, can be found on the course website.
ARST/LIBR 596: Professional Experience (3 credits) [MAS, MLIS, Dual Students]
There is no deadline for the Professional Experience course – students may apply at any time. The Professional Experience course provides students the opportunity to gain valuable experience managing a project from start to finish. The project requires 120 hours of professional-level work in the field.
Students receive 3 academic credits upon successful completion of the course. Students cannot accept any reimbursement from the host organization.
For details on setting up a project and expectations of students, visit the course website.
Organizations that currently have projects for our students include (but are not limited to):
MAS, Dual Projects
- Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books
- Vancouver School Board
- British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
- UBC University Archives
- UBC Rare Books and Special Collections
MLIS, Dual Projects
- Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library (eBook Project)
- Legislative Library of Manitoba
- SFU Library
- Creative Minds Early Learning Society
- Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) Resource Centre
Contact Dan Slessor, iSchool Student Services Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information on any of these projects or for information on how to set up a project of your own!
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