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Become a Mentee

Advance your career in Ottawa’s culture and heritage sectors! Create links with other emerging cultural professionals and experienced senior managers.

This program is presented by the Capital Heritage Connexion with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Apply to be a Mentee/Intern

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS October 3rd, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

For the application process, Mentees will be asked to identify a current issue in the heritage sector and produce a response in a medium of their choice.  An example of a current issue would be the challenge of increasing diversity and inclusion in the field, given that many institutions still do not offer paid internship programs.  We encourage you to do research to identify current trends.  A few sources you may want to consult are UNESCO, ICCROM and the American Alliance of Museums’s TrendsWatch.  You could also consider consulting your local, regional and national news sources.

You can choose to respond by producing a short video, writing a poem, producing a work of art or writing a short essay of approximately 1000 words, etc.  In your response, please include a summary of the issue you chose and also how this trend could potentially affect your future in the heritage sector.  We want you to show us your creativity!

In addition to the above creative component please also send the following materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Intent, maximum 2 pages, outlining the Mentee’s:

* NOTE:  We cannot guarantee that you will be working with your preferred Mentor.  We will try to match groups accordingly. 

We welcome applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of racialized communities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.  We also welcome applications from disability-identified persons.

Applications must be emailed to Vaibhavi Dhote, Acting Program Manager at [email protected] no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 3rd, 2023.