If you are interested in a short-term volunteer project at the Museum to help boost your career, an internship might be the best option.
We offer a few internships every year usually in our non-science departments. We may expand this scheme to include some science department opportunities in the future.
Our interns are included in our overall Behind the Seen volunteer programme, but their roles are more career-focussed and are usually for a shorter period. The internship scheme has now replaced our previous work placements programme.
These are the non-science departments that support internships at present:
The main difference between volunteering and an internship is the time and commitment from both parties; Museum and intern.
Interns usually volunteer work 3-5 days a week for 1-3 months.
Our current internship programme suits candidates who wish to develop their career in the relevant area advertised.
Interns are under the guidance and supervision of their volunteer manager (a member of Museum staff). You may also work with colleagues in your department.
The Volunteers Project Manager and a team of departmental volunteer representatives will ensure that you are well looked after and supported throughout your time as a volunteer with us.
Relevant training opportunities are outlined in each internship or volunteer opportunity advertised.
All necessary role-related training will be provided at the Museum.