Flatpack Projects

Now a fully fledged member of the Flatpack team, Aisling Marks updates us on her experiences so far working as Marketing Assistant for Flatpack Film Festival… Only five minutes had I been sat inside the Custard Factory’s reception area when Flatpack’s Operations Manager scooped me into the nearest cafe and at exhilarating speed ran me … More Flatpack Projects

Birmingham Rep

With Christmas fast approaching, Vita Fox updates us on all she’s been up to in the first few months of her internship at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre… Here at The REP, they want the foyer to be more digitally engaging. At the moment it is mostly a thoroughfare: people walk through it on their way … More Birmingham Rep


When Mamta Raichura first applied for her Cultural Internship with Sampad, she didn’t know an awful lot about the organisation she was headed for. After two months working as part of the Sampad development team, this is no longer the case… Over the last two months, I have come to learn that Sampad is a … More Sampad

BBC Birmingham

Riyah Collins may have missed out on meeting Sir David Attenborough, but she’s had plenty of amazing opportunities during the first month of her internship with BBC Birmingham… Culture is an interesting concept in Birmingham: incredibly fluid, broad, and also something that refuses to be pinned down or neatly packaged.  As interns, we’ve been asked to … More BBC Birmingham

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Sophie Bricknell had a spooky-sounding first month at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, where she supported event planning in the run-up to Halloween… Working between the public and corporate events departments at Ironbridge, I’ve gained a variety of experience in my first month as cultural intern. In the Department for Corporate and Banqueting, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to turn … More Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Meet our 2016/17 cohort of Cultural Interns!

It’s that time again – we have now selected our ten exceptional University of Birmingham graduates for the sixth Cultural Internship Scheme. Interns will spend six months at one of ten leading cultural organisations in the West Midlands, blogging their experiences as they go (so keep an eye on this blog to find out about what … More Meet our 2016/17 cohort of Cultural Interns!

BBC Birmingham

A few updates from Sarah Joyce about what she’s been up to at BBC Birmingham… Ed Doolan: Christmas Show  Just before Christmas, I helped out with BBC WM’s special Christmas show which takes place in Birmingham’s impressive Symphony Hall (see pic below!) I was primarily responsible for looking after the talent backstage – making sure … More BBC Birmingham