Internships good practice case study: AWP Internships 2012

The Artquest & Widening Participation (AWP) Internships programme was launched in 2012 as a pilot project to support recent graduates by providing them with paid experience with some of London’s m …

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Negotiation for Interns

Before you begin your internship, you should ask yourself what it is you want it to achieve. Once you know this it is easier to identify what you might need to negotiate. If you’re looking for general …

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Networking for interns

For a career in the arts, be it working as a practitioner or within an organisation, the relationships you build with co-workers and peers can have a massive impact of future employment and opportunit …

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Setting goals for your internship

For an intern, goal setting is a way of ensuring you get what you need out of your internship. Most of the institutions offering internships will be using goal setting themselves to establish targets …

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Learning from your internship

There’s little point in undertaking an internship unless you learn from the experience. Reflection is something that an intern can do to keep track of what they are getting from an intern placement. I …

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What is an internship?

Until the 1970s the term ‘internship’ was used rarely outside of the field of medicine and, even in this context, rarely outside of the US. Today, the scale of internships in the UK has been called en …

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Supervising interns

The impact of a supportive supervisor/mentor upon the experience of an intern cannot be stressed enough. When done well, effective supervision can provide the backbone of a mutually beneficial interns …

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Structuring a quality internship

With the exception of charities and voluntary organisations, all employers are required by law to pay interns at least National Minimum Wage if they’re fulfilling worker status – whatever their title …

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Why take on an intern?

The prospect of having an additional worker (and for a lower cost than a regular employee) may appear very tempting when time and resources are at a premium. However, it is important to take into cons …

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Internship glossary

The following glossary provides definitions of terms commonly used in relation to internships and other forms of low or no-pay ‘jobs’ in the arts. Given that many still consider internships to sit wit …

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