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Internships

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 July to December 2018. Download role profiles and application details by clicking on each intern link below.

The applications for this round of internships is now closed.

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Conservation Assistant Intern

The Conservation Intern works within the Collections and Conservation Department and is 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.

Conservation Assistant Intern role profile PDF>

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Marketing & Communications Intern

The Marketing & Communications Intern is responsible for promoting the cultural and heritage activities of Waddesdon through a range of traditional and digital communications channels. The intern will work closely with press, marketing, design and web colleagues to maximise Waddesdon’s visibility nationally and globally.

Marketing & Communications Intern role profile PDF>

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Education & Learning Intern

The Education 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.

Education & Learning Intern role profile PDF>

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Aviculturist Intern

Within the grounds of Waddesdon is a rare example of a working Victorian Aviary. The Aviculturist Intern will join a small team and be given a variety of opportunities to learn new skills in bird husbandry, breeding, record keeping (ZIMS) and artificial incubation and rearing.

Aviculturist Intern role profile PDF>

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Visitor Operations Intern

The Visitor Services team is responsible for delivering the day to day functions of opening Waddesdon to the public. The team is split across two areas, Operations and Engagement. You will work closely with the Visitor Operations, and Visitor Engagement Managers, along with their teams to assist in smooth delivery of the visitor experience.

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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