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.
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
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.
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