The internship programme, FutureTalent@Waddesdon, 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 give 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, visitor managers, archivists, gardeners, facilities managers, aviculturalists, stewards, event organisers and leaders we may need in the future.
This year’s internships for 18-25 year olds run from 1 July to 22 December 2017. If you will be available for this full period, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in applying for a particular internship (no more than two pages) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 April.
In 2018 we will be offering internships from January to June and again July to December. Please watch this page for details in autumn 2017.
The experience I am gaining at Waddesdon has confirmed my desire to pursue a career within an historic collection, and has begun to equip me with skills I need to attain this.Laura Wick, Collections Care & Conservation Intern
The internship has provided me with a wealth of knowledge regarding the marketing of a heritage property and given me both skills and experience applicable to the sector and the wider working world.Matthew Godfrey, Marketing & Communications Intern
- 22.5 hours per week, over three days (allowing time to seek paid work).
(Note: there are a variety of possibilities available on site with our shops, restaurants and events teams).
- Must be able to commit to the full internship from July to December 2017.
- Aged between 18-25 years.
- Shared accommodation provided in the local area.
- An allowance towards food costs for each working day.
- A National Trust Volunteer Card.
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