The Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection Internship Policy

The museum has a Internship Policy that applies to all internships (apart from Curatorial Interns) at the Wallace Collection. Please be aware that the museum will only accept applications for internships where there is a demonstrable link to an academic course of study.

Please also see below for further information: 


  • All Wallace Collection internships will be advertised on the museum’s website. Applications will only be considered for those internships described on the Wallace Collection’s website.
  • Please note that the Wallace Collection does not offer internships to people below undergraduate level.
  • An internship offers a period of time spent affiliated to the Wallace Collection in order to experience an aspect or aspects of museum work within a chosen department, through training and supervised work.
  • Internships are offered periodically by the Conservation, Curatorial, Education and Collections departments at different points in the year and according to the needs of each dept.
  • Internships at the Wallace Collection are unpaid and the museum is unable to offer assistance with practicalities such as finding accommodation for the period of the internship.
  • All departments will provide interns whose internship is for a minimum of two and a half days per week and who are on an internship advertised on the Wallace Collection’s website, with a Zones 1-3 Travel Card for the duration of their internship.  
  • All prospective interns should apply directly to their chosen department, following the application guidelines provided on our website.  
  • In advance of acceptance of an intern, one member of staff within the relevant department should agree to manage the internship and be the key staff contact for all matters relating to the internship for the duration of the internship. 
  • The staff member managing each intern is responsible for supplying forms to their intern, ensuring that all necessary forms have been completed and sending them on to the HR Manager.
  • All interns in the Education Department will need to complete appropriate security checks (Criminal Records Bureau/Independent Safeguarding Authority) in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.
  • The line manaager responsible for the intern will carry out health and safety inductions and obtain next-of-kin details for all interns at the start of their internships and forward to HR.
  • The museum arranges an annual Open Day at the end of the summer school term, for Sixth Form students. This offers one hundred people with an interest in working in a museum environment the opportunity to learn about all aspects of work within a national museum. This scheme began in 2010.     

Please click here to view the musuem's Internship Policy.