Experience Arts Internship Scheme

Experience Arts is a unique programme allowing students to gain hands on experience of working in a leading arts organisation in the West Midlands region.

About Experience Arts

Paid internships with local arts and cultural organisations, exclusive to all students and recent graduates in the College of Arts and Law and studying Liberal Arts. The scheme is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Get the experience you need for a careers in the arts and cultural sector
  • Develop important skills to enhance your employability and future applications
  • Build up a network of useful contacts and connections
  • Make a significant impact within a local organisation

Overview of the scheme

The Experience Arts internship scheme is open to all students in the College of Arts and Law and studying Liberal Arts, as well as graduates from the last two years who studied in the College of Arts and Law or Liberal Arts.

The internships will take place during the summer vacation. Exact dates will be negotiated between student and organisation. Students will be paid £1,000 for a 20 day internship and £500 for a 10 day internship. 

Internship opportunities will be available to apply to in spring 2021 for over the summer vacation. If you want to receive an alert for when these opportunities become available, register your interest below. 

BA English Literature 2nd year student

Production Assistant (Marketing and Strategic Planning)

“I really enjoyed gaining some hands-on experience in a professional environment and now feel more confident and knowledgeable in my field of interest. I loved being in such a positive, exciting working environment and have gained insight into the how a small business starts up and grows”

Summer Internships 2021

Internships will be announced in spring 2021.

Application Support

Careers Network offers a range of support to help you write your internship application and prepare for an interview. Please visit our Apply for opportunities pages for online resources and to see relevant events held in the spring term.

Data protection statement

In order for your application to be considered by the internship provider(s) that you are applying to, we will need to share your personal data (e.g. data contained in your CV and cover letter, along with any other evidence provided) with them. 

You can find further information on how the University uses your data here.


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