Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Collection: Inclusion Team Internship 2020

Our summer internships for undergraduates are designed to inspire, encourage and support a new generation.

You'll work alongside our experienced staff in the area that most interests you, building on your existing skills and gaining new ones. We value your insights and ideas, and during your time with us you’ll have every opportunity to make a real contribution.

The Wellcome Collection: Inclusion Team Internship

What do the Wellcome Collection: Inclusion team do?

Wellcome Collection’s Inclusion team works with all staff across the organisation to support change and develop best practice in relation to practicing inclusively. We support our staff to ensure we are inclusively engaging with deaf, disabled, neurodiverse and racially minoritised communities.

 What would I be doing in Wellcome Collection: Inclusion?

During an internship here you will support the Inclusive Practice Lead to compile a literature review of international practice within the cultural sector relating to access, diversity and inclusion. You will research and write up a report of your findings as well as present to the Wellcome Collection Inclusion Team. This work will involve researching cultural sector organisations that undertake inclusion work, document what is happening in the field and use desk research (mainly online research) to present best practice in the field. You will also take on small tasks to help co-ordinate summer projects and provide administrative support to the team.

 What skills/ experience do I need to work in this role?

Applicants should have an interest in diversity, access and inclusion work and methods as well as a curiosity on how institutions function and work. We encourage people with a related lived experience to apply. You should be comfortable undertaking digital research and interpreting material, using Office 365 and have good communication and writing skills.

What's on offer?

  • You'll work on real projects.

  • You’ll be part of a cohort of interns, and get to share your experiences together.

  • You’ll work on a project with fellow interns which will develop new skills and show you how the organisation operates to achieve its aims.

  • You’ll have a dedicated line manager who’ll support and mentor you, and oversee your work.

  • You’ll have lots of opportunities for development – including the chance to meet people from across Wellcome, hear from industry experts, attend career development workshops and participate in group volunteering days.

  • You'll gain insight into how a global charity works and leave your internship with some great connections and experience.

Dates and accommodation

  • The internships will run from 29 June to 21 August and you will need to be available for the full period.

  • Subsidised accommodation is available at the cost of £100 per week.


  • You must be partway through your undergraduate studies; we cannot consider candidates in their final year of an undergraduate degree or any Master's or PhD students.

  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK

How we receive your application

Please note your application will be anonymised and each question will be read in isolation to avoid bias. For this reason, please ensure each answer you give makes sense in isolation. For example, please avoid referring back to answers to previous questions.

If you are applying for multiple roles we are happy for you to copy and paste some of the content in your answers to question 1 and 4 across applications

If you have access requirements that mean making this application will be difficult please let me know, we would be happy to consider alternative methods.

Role posted - 2020-01-29T21:34:46Z 9:34pm, 29th Jan 2020 GMT