Alberta-Smithsonian Internship Program

The Alberta-Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP) was announced in June 2006 as a partnership between the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Internships worth up to $6,000 (Cdn.) are available to eligible students attending post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

The internship program is funded by the Alberta government, administered by the University of Alberta and available at one of the 28 Smithsonian centers throughout the world.

For more information, application procedures, and deadlines, please visit the Alberta-Smithsonian program website or contact the ASIP Coordinator at


Edmonton-Nashville Sister Cities Project

Founded in 1990, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) is a chapter of Sister Cities International, which is based in Washington D.C. Sister Cities of Nashville is an organization that connects Nashvillians with friends around the world through exchanges, cultural programs, and partnerships. In 1990, Edmonton became an official sister city and continues to work with Nashville to explore and promote a variety of cross-cultural exchanges, services and events.

Celebrating 25 years in 2015

At the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in August 2015, Nashville Mayor Dean addressed a crowd of 20,000 and together with civic and arts leaders from Edmonton and Nashville, celebrated the 25th anniversary of our sister city twinning. Later that month, a delegation of more than 150 Canadians visited Nashville to attend native son Brett Kissel’s Grand Ole Opry debut and to meet with Sister Cities representatives. And in November 2015, folkwaysAlive! at UAlberta (now SSI) recognized the 25th anniversary of the Sister Cities project with donations to both Nashville and Edmonton Public Libraries of ten CDs from the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings collection: five featuring the music of Nashville and five from Canadian music.

To learn more, please visit the Sister Cities of Nashville website.