Experience Heritage Internship Scheme

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About the Experience Heritage Scheme 2017

This unique programme allows students to gain hands on experience of working in a leading heritage organisation in the West Midlands region. The University of Birmingham is working with over 15 organisations to create paid opportunities for you to gain access and experience in the heritage sector. This is perfect for students interested in archiving, historical research, working in galleries and museums and getting some real life work experience which employers really value.

This is your opportunity to learn more about the sector and how the organisations within it operate, whilst giving you the chance to build your networks. Each internship offers something unique and part-time roles vary from exhibitions and education to marketing and research.

We are looking for students to work with some of Birmingham’s leading heritage organisations where you will also receive a £1,000 bursary. The internship will last 20 days in duration, and can be completed over a part-time basis between the Autumn and Spring term (November 2017 – February 2018) for no more than one day per week in term-time.

It is open to all students at the University of Birmingham on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Flexibility will be provided for you to complete your internship around your timetables/studies.

Opportunities available

Aston Parish Church- Interpreting history internship 

The Roundhouse Birmingham - Heritage and Community Engagement Internship

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens - Heritage Assistant

Great Malvern - Route to the Hills - Learning and Administrator Officer

Hartlebury Castle and Gardens - Oral History internship

Midland Mencap - Volunteer Archivist

National Brewery Centre - Museum Education Programme Internship

Voices of War and Peace - 'On This Day'/ Exhibition Assistant

Winterbourne House and Garden - Oral History Project Internship

Argentea Gallery - Gallery Assistant Front of House

Ikon Gallery - Learning Resources Assistant

Grand Union - Curatorial Assistant

The Lapworth Museum- Educational Intern

The Lapworth Museum- Marketing Intern

Clarion Housing Group - Neighbourhood Investment Youth Team Intern

The deadline date for each opportunity varies. Please see each individual role description for which date the deadline in November is

Students may apply to more than one opportunity but you are only permitted to accept one internship 

Process following submitting your application

Once you have submitted your application form and providing you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview/ have a chat with your host organisation. The interview format for every organisation might vary but you should prepare for your interview by researching the role and the organisation well and by thinking about why you would be suited to this particular role. 

Posted on Tuesday 24th October 2017