Beaton Institute Internship Offers Rich Learning Experiences

The Beaton Institute in partnership with the Department of History and Culture has amazing internship opportunities for upper-level students.  These opportunities will help propel students into successful careers in the heritage field, gain practical and hands-on experience at an undergraduate level and give them an edge on graduate school applications.

Now in its fourth year, the internship program provides upper-level undergraduate students with an opportunity to work and learn at the Beaton Institute, an archive dedicated to the history and culture of Cape Breton Island located on the CBU campus.

Through the internship program, students can earn up to 6 credits in history at the third or fourth-year level — and pocket a small financial stipend in the process!

The internship program is open to students who are enrolled in a major or minor in history, folklore or ethnomusicology. Interested students must submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Andrew Parnaby, Department of History and Culture, in person or at

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 12.  Interviews will be held the following week.

For additional information about the internship program contact Andrew Parnaby at or visit

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