Internship

University of Birmingham Cultural Intern Scheme 2016 (£7,000 Bursary)

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Application Deadline: Monday 25 July 2016, 09:00.

The Cultural Intern Scheme offers successful applicants a paid six-month 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.

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 and middle of the internship with individual mentoring available throughout.

This is the fifth year of an innovative intern scheme sponsored by the University and its cultural partners. We’re looking for positive and creative people with demonstrable interests in –

  • collections management
  • exhibition and event management
  • learning and access
  • business development and operations
  • arts marketing and audience development

The paid placements run for six months, each offering real opportunities to gain high quality work experience, undertaking meaningful projects at leading cultural organisations in the West Midlands region. 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 and middle of the internship, a six month work based placement and individual mentoring.

Each intern will receive a bursary of £7,000 for the period of the programme.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The scheme is open to University of Birmingham students graduating this year and alumni who graduated during or since 2011. 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.

Placements:

Applications are now open for the Cultural Intern Scheme – placements will run October 2016 – March 2017

Successful applicants will complete a six-month placement at one of the following leading cultural organisations from October 2016 to March 2017.

Training:

Each placement has a set of learning outcomes and throughout your placement you will be trained in the skills you require to complete your objectives. The residential and midterm training sessions will focus on core communication and business skills, as well as offering an insight into the cultural industry through expert speakers and visits.

You will have the opportunity to discuss projects and experiences with the other interns and learn from each other’s experiences.

How to Apply:

The next scheme will run from October 2016 – March 2017 and applications are now open.

Once you’ve seen all the placements on offer you will need to email us your CV and you must also include a document of up to 500 words in support of your application, stating what interests you about the placement and why you are the most suitable candidate for the position.  You can only apply for one placement.

Return your application to us electronically at culturalintern@contacts.bham.ac.uk by Monday 25 July 2016, 09:00. Your email should be titled 2016 Application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Birmingham Cultural Intern Scheme 2016

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