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Internships and Work Experience


What would you like to gain experience in? The Gallery offers a range of internships working with different departments. Read about our teams and think through what experience you would like to gain before submitting your application.

Education Department Work Experience

The Education Department offers up to six internships a year, between the periods listed below:

January – April (Applications due by 1 November)
May – August (Applications due by 1 March)
September – December (Applications due by 1 July)

Interns undertake a range of tasks and are vital to the smooth running of the Department.

A general internship role description can be found here:

Job description & Information on How to Apply (pdf)

Press Internship

The Communications Department offers three month internship focusing on press and PR throughout the year. Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Job description & Information on How to Apply (pdf) 

Development Internship 

The Development Department offers a 3 - 6 month internship throughout the year. 

Job description & Information on How to Apply (pdf)  

Curatorial Internship

You will work alongside the Curatorial Collections Manager, Assistant Curator and the Curatorial Fellow to assist with the care and administration of the collection.

Job description & Information on How to Apply (pdf)  

Work experience

Work Experience for Secondary School students

Work experience placements for secondary school students offer young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills that contribute to their future employability. Students assist in the Art Room and help teachers and artists with their workshops.

Job description & Information on How to Apply (pdf)