Spotlight on arts internships

From providing practical experience to discovering a potential career path or building networks, internships are an important part of the University experience. In turn, employers benefit from interns who can bring fresh new ideas to the business.

Kerys Meredew in the Lapworth Museum

The College of Arts and Law Careers Network offer both the Experience Heritage and Experience Arts internship schemes, which allow students the chance to get hands on experience in heritage and arts organisations across the West Midlands. Students are paid for their hard work and our alumni volunteers have helped to make some of them possible.

Current Geology and Physical Geography third year student Kerys Meredew worked as the Education Intern at Lapworth Museum.

She says: 'During my internship I have been supporting family activities at the museum, and putting together loan boxes for schools to take out the collections to inspire their students. Before this, I had no idea what I wanted to do - now I know I could go into museum work with collections or education, as I have gained a lot of useful experience.'

Thank you to all of our alumni who are making a big difference to current students through internships.

If your company can provide an internship to a University of Birmingham student get in touch and read about our 10,000 lives appeal aiming to provide life-changing opportunities, including internships, for 10,000 young people.