University of Birmingham Cultural Internship Scheme now open for applications
Between October 2013 and June 2014, the University of Birmingham Cultural Intern Scheme offers successful applicants a six-month paid work based placement; each offering real opportunities to gain high quality work experience, undertaking meaningful projects at leading cultural organizations in the West Midlands region including Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Symphony Hall, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Museums Trust and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
The programme is designed to increase graduates’ knowledge and skills, and for interns to gain an interesting and valuable introduction to the workplace which will enhance their future employment prospects. The structure of the programme includes joint training sessions based at the University at the start, middle and end of the internship with individual mentoring available throughout.
The scheme is open to University of Birmingham students graduating this year and alumni who graduated during or since 2010. You will have a first class Honours degree or Masters degree (please note, applications from students with a 2:1 will be considered). You will also have volunteering experience within the arts or cultural sector, strong communication skills and an ambition to kick start your career in the cultural sector.
For more information and application details, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/culture/Cultural-Internship-Scheme.aspx or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 19 July 2013, 5pm.
And if you still need convincing, read Lauren Dudley’s blog post about her experience as a Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery intern last year!