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The internship programme is designed to attract the best potential talent and help create the next generation of careers within our sector.

An internship at Waddesdon allows participation in some of the most exciting work in a nationally and internationally renowned institution. This in turn gives interns a number of formal and informal learning opportunities that assist the recipients with their future careers. Our aim is to ensure we open the doors of Waddesdon as widely as possible to the curators, conservators, archivists, gardeners, facilities managers, stewards, event organisers and leaders we may need in the future.

Our next internships will run from January to May 2020.


Learning & Engagement Intern

The Learning & Engagement Intern will help deliver a comprehensive programme of curriculum-based school visits for primary and secondary children, plus a growing programme of family activities throughout the year, including every half-term and bank holiday.

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Conservation Assistant Intern

The Conservation Interns work within the Collections and Conservation Department and are responsible for the care and access, conservation, research and interpretation of the contents of the house and the historic fabric of the building, the sculpture in the gardens, the historic papers and photographic archive.

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Marketing Interns

The Marketing Interns are responsible for promoting the cultural heritage and supporting commercial activities of Waddesdon through a range of traditional and digital communications channels. The two interns who’ll join the team will work closely with press, marketing, design and web colleagues to maximise Waddesdon’s visibility nationally and globally.

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Visitor Operations Intern

The Visitor Operations Intern will work within the Visitor Services Department which is split across three areas: Operations, Engagement and Experience. They will work closely with the managers of each area, along with their teams to assist in the smooth delivery of the visitor experience.

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Aviculturalist Intern

The Aviculturalist intern will join a small team at the Aviary, a modern zoo and member of the EAZA, and will be given a variety of opportunities to learn new skills in bird husbandry, breeding, record keeping (ZIMS) and artificial incubation and rearing.

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My six months at Waddesdon has confirmed my desire to pursue a Marketing career within a similar heritage institution, and has given me the skills I need to attain this.

Caledonia Quigley, Marketing & Communications Intern

By combining the delivery of activities with office tasks, this internship has helped me to better understand what it means to be an educator in the heritage sector.

Lia Perez, Education & Learning Intern