Category Archives: Internship

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Outdoors infrastructure

This role will write case studies on projects that have helped enhance visitor access to the outdoors – cycle trails, raised walkways, footbridges, car parks. It will help to ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

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Heritage Building Traineeship

Chiltern Open Air Museum

We are an independent Museum and charity with a collection of 34 historic buildings, including a traditional working farm set in 45 acres of traditional Chilterns landscape.

Following a successful award from Heritage Lottery Fund for Skills for the Future, the Museum is pleased to be recruiting  a Heritage Building Trainee. This new training scheme offers high quality, paid museum/heritage work placements for 18 months and trainees will leave the scheme with a range of work-based training and a wide variety of heritage building and rural skills to support future careers in these areas.

The Traineeship

These traineeships require a practical aptitude for learning new physical skills and a desire to work outdoors in all weathers implementing those skills in construction, as well as a love of historic buildings and landscapes. The nature of the work will be very physical for the majority of the traineeship.

Individuals will be expected to work independently once they are deemed competent by their supervisor. They will also be expected to take on responsibility for themselves and their work where appropriate.

Find out more about Heritage Buildings Trainee here

Research Assistant for a Summer 2017 Pilot Study

The Anglia Ruskin University is seeking an MSc or PhD student able to assist with a pilot study on multicultural urban spaces in Wembley from 1st week of July (until end of August) 2017.

Responsibilities include field studies in Wembley for data collection and analysis. 

 Skills and Experience

  • Background in architecture, planning, cultural studies, urban design or urban geography
  • Experience of qualitative research 
  • Experience of conducting interviews and / or focus group
  • Knowledge of Nvivo software would be advantageous
  • Ability to travel to case study area (Wembley) for field studies. 

Duration: Temporary, 5 days per week for 9 weeks 

Remuneration: £13 per hour, 7 hours per day.

 Location: Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford Campus 

Contact Dr NezHapi Dellé Odeleye at: or Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran:

 Closing date: 10th June 2017

Volunteer Conservation Cleaner


Role Summary:
Volunteer conservation cleaners will assist the house team in the maintenance and preventative conservation of this historic property. Tasks will consist of regular hoovering, dusting of intricate architectural features as well as using other methods of conservation cleaning to preserve Horace Walpole’s gothic villa for future generations.
The work will vary greatly depending on things going on in the house, but volunteers will work independently or in a small team and should be willing to help out with whatever conservation needs are required.

Person Specification:
Prior experience with basic knowledge of conservation would be very helpful.
Interest in conservation of historic buildings.
Reliable and enthusiastic in the role
Able to volunteers as part of a team or independently
Reporting to: Laura Teale, Property Operations Manager
Commitment: 1 day per week
For more information and to apply please contact: 

2017 CWGC Centenary Internship

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the brightest and the best young people aged 18-25 to join a new CWGC centenary interns programme in 2017.

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

Register your interest here…

​I​nternship opportunity with The Heritage Alliance

An opportunity has arisen for a two week internship opportunity to review and update the soon to be re-launched Heritage Funding Directory for the Alliance. This is a great opportunity to review all the new sources of funding for the sector. This would particularly suit a graduate or Masters student looking for experience in working in the heritage sector. The project could be completed in one block of two weeks or over a 10 week period, working one day per week at our office in Westminster. We are preferably looking for someone to start as soon as possible or in January. For enquiries, please contact

PAID internship opportunities

The Building Centre

The Building Centre is offering paid internship opportunities throughout 2016. Individuals will be given the opportunity to work in a vibrant part of central London where they can learn more about the industry whilst develop their skills. The Building Centre promotes innovation in the built environment providing educational exhibitions, events and news resources. The candidate will be able to work across these key areas of the organisation.

See key responsibilities and candidate requirements here


Preventative Conservation Internship – NT

Rowallane Gardens, County Down & National Trust property       
If you want a career in Conservation, we can offer you some of the most interesting places to work. Our visitors tell us that they love coming to our beautiful places and spaces where they can appreciate the wonderful work we do, so come and be a part of our preventive conservation team and play your part in taking what we do into the future.

This internship work based placement is for 18-24 year olds, and would suit a recent graduate in preventive conservation ( arts/heritage degree also considered) who wishes to develop a career in Collections care in the cultural heritage sector.   more…

Church Care

We have an opportunity for several students or recent graduates to work within our team over the summer months. This is a unique chance to gain an understanding of how we conserve and adapt our ecclesiastical buildings. The role would suit those studying, or about to start, or recently graduated from a course in a relevant subject, e.g. historic building conservation or architectural history.

Closes 1st June 2015

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Textiles Conservation  (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 6 August 2014

Paintings Conservation  (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 6 August 2014

Conservation of Japanese pictorial art (British Museum, Londonn)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 9 July 2014

Archive Conservation (Staffordshire Record Office, Stafford)
Closing date for applications: Midnight 8 July 2014

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Parks & Gardens UK

Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management.

It is looking for someone with accounting experience to manage the finances of the Parks & Gardens UK charity. This voluntary role will require approximately 1-2 days of work per month and includes overseeing incoming and outgoing payments, managing bank accounts and coordinating filing accounts annually.

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This internship is hosted by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), supported by the Trust’s Bute Memorial Fund and managed in partnership with Icon.

The Bute/Icon internship is an exceptional opportunity and offers a unique experience of caring for collections in their context; and of project planning, management, and delivery. The intern will work with Icon accredited NTS conservators to advise on the care and protection of historic interior surfaces and collections and will liaise with property staff and heritage volunteers as well as other specialist advisers within the Trust

The Bute/Icon intern will be a member of the Trust’s Collections Conservation Service and will be based at the Trust’s Head Office in Edinburgh. From here, they will take part in conservation projects and activities throughout the Trust according to a mutually agreed workplan, drawn up to make the most of the learning opportunities on offer. Overnight stays in various parts of Scotland should be anticipated, and will be funded separately by the Trust. A full driving licence and vehicle are therefore desirable.

12 months Internship, October 2014 – September 2015.
Location: Head Office, Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh EH11 4DF. Supervisor: Ylva Dahnsjő, ACR, Head of Collections Conservation.
Educational Stipend: £16,000, plus dedicated study visit fund.
Closing date: 30 June 2014.

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Historic Royal Palaces & ICON

Historic Royal Palaces & ICON supported by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, is offering a programme of Textile Conservation internships .

This is the fifth placement in the scheme, due to start in October 2014. The placement also benefits from a small London allowance as well as a training-study supplement.

Based at Hampton Court Palace, the Intern will obtain critical insights and hone their skills as they work alongside some of the country’s leading textile conservation specialists in HRP’s state-of-the-art textile treatment studio. In this unique environment, the Intern will gain experience in textiles treatment conservation, working alongside preventive conservation, as well as the business disciplines common to a conservation studio. HRP also recognises and develops the effective communication skills necessary for today’s conservation specialist.

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