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.

Search for current intern vacancies

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:

  • Press Office (Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and general press office)
  • Marketing
  • Content: Interpretation
  • Library and Archives (including the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research)
  • Fundraising (prospect research, campaigns, events)

Find more about the Museum benefits and expenses for volunteers


Your commitment as an intern

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.


Support for interns

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.


Training for interns

Relevant training opportunities are outlined in each internship or volunteer opportunity advertised.

All necessary role-related training will be provided at the Museum.

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