Internships are longer placements for university students or recent graduates. Interns get supervised practical training to help you build a career in heritage or cultural learning.
Interns bring their own fresh insight and ideas to LTM. In return we offer the chance to deliver tangible outcomes on important projects, and develop working relationships with museum professionals.
- When? When you are free for more than 4 weeks in a row (this is usually the summer vacation, but it depends on you). We need to identify projects you can work on that suits your interests and helps the Museum at the same time.
- How long for? Usually 4-12 working weeks (no longer than 12 weeks). Internships are only available to very few people so you need to be certain you can give this much time.
- Who for? Anyone determined to work in heritage or cultural learning. The heritage sector is very competitive, and our internships are designed to help you get started in your career.
Victoria Kuhr, Library Intern
"I was able to see all aspects of what working in the library entails, and because it is a small library I was really able to get hands on experience in all aspects and see how the library functions in supporting the museum. It has allowed me to see what parts I enjoyed - and which I didn't - and it has given me a set of skills specific to librarianship and allowed me to understand what I want to pursue in the future.
It was organized very well and I was provided with a great outline to make sure that I got a real taste in all the different aspects of working in the library. I was even set a long-term task so that when I came to the end of my internship I could see the contribution that I had made. All the staff in the library were very open to answering any questions I had and were great teachers. They were truly there to make sure I got the most out of the experience which has guided me in what I intend to do after my course is over. I just got a real sense of what a specialized library does."
Andrew Pattison, Curatorial Intern
"My eight weeks at LTM were one of the most enjoyable parts of my museum studies course. They gave me a great opportunity to put so many of the things I had learned throughout the year into practice, and really affirmed my belief that a career in museums was right for me.
I had previously volunteered at another museum as an educator but had no curatorial experience before the LTM internship. I also gained some fantastic references and some valuable contacts.
The work itself was varied and the museum staff made every effort to ensure it was challenging but manageable.
The best part was that the things I was doing really made a difference to the museum. This included writing text and picking images for a temporary exhibition which went on display in London’s City Hall, creating a handling object trolley theme to be used during summer holidays, and helping set up an integrated pest management system in the museum Depot.
I enjoyed it so much that I am planning on continuing to volunteer there in the future."
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