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Internship Opportunity at IMAA

Youth internship opportunity – Young Canada Works

Position: Research Intern
Location: anywhere in Canada
Wage: $18 per hour, 30 hours per week
Contract Dates: June 20 2023 to October 23 2023


About the position:
This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA). This internship will immerse you in the activities of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, an exciting and dynamic workplace that is currently engaged in a number of ambitious projects, which advance and strengthen the independent media arts community in Canada. The primary focus of this internship is research of not-for-profit media arts organizations across the country undertaking digital transformation work. Over the course of this four-month internship at IMAA, you will first receive intensive on-the-job orientation and training and then have the opportunity to participate hands-on in the management and promotion of an IMAA-led project. You will become familiar with the latest standards, recommendations, and tools, sharing them within the media arts community and soliciting their feedback and recommendations. You will benefit from exposure to a very experienced and highly professional team of arts administrators, organizers, and other specialists, participating fully in an exciting and ambitious project over the course of the four-month internship.

During your time with
IMAA, you will be responsible for: 
– Research support for the interConnect project
– Note-taking and editing support for the interConnect project’s working groups
– Documenting digital projects

Your general responsibilities will also include:
Updating membership contact lists to facilitate engagement and community participation 
– Communications-related tasks (website maintenance, social media campaigns)
– Supporting administrative tasks for the IMAA team

Over the course of this four-month internship, you will first receive on-the-job orientation and training and then have the opportunity to participate hands-on in our organisation’s active projects. You will benefit from exposure to a collaborative and community-minded team of arts administrators, organisers, and other specialists, participating fully in our day-to-day work over the course of the internship. 

By the end of the internship period, you will have increased your understanding of the Canadian media arts sector, gained knowledge regarding your future specialisation within the field, equipped yourself with tools for seeking further employment or self-employment options, and be better positioned to pursue those options.

About you:

  • – You hold a degree in arts administration, film studies, library and information science, Indigenous studies, or another field related to the position. 
  • – You have an interest for, and preferably also hands-on experience working in independent media arts (film, video, audio art, and/or digital art).
  • – You’re seeking experience in arts administration and wish to contribute to supporting the development of the independent media arts sector. You’re interested in distributing information or stimulating conversations that support independent media artists in their work. 
  • – You have strong organisational skills, including proficiency with all standard digital office tools, and well-developed work practices. You are responsible, accountable, and able to work largely in a self-directed manner. You have excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.
  • – You meet all the eligibility criteria for the “Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage” program (please refer to ). 
  • – You should also register for the YCW program by creating an account here:
  • – English language skills (written and spoken) are essential for this position. Written and spoken French would be considered an asset, but not a requirement of the position.  

IMAA is strongly committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organisation. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please provide details in your application – you may append your requirements to your cover letter.


To apply:

Please use the portal to submit your application. Please include the following documents with your application:

1) your resumé
2) a cover letter summarizing your interest and relevant skills and experience

Please be sure to submit BOTH a resumé AND a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The application deadline is Monday June 6th 2023 at 23:59 EDT.

For more information:
About the Independent Media Arts Alliance:

If you have any questions, please contact National Director, Barbora Racevičiūtė at


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