An internship at london printworks trust is a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job learning. Interns are usually recent university graduates, or other adults seeking skills and knowledge in order to establish themselves in a career. The internship offers vocational experience and as well as exposure to the networks and contacts of the organisation.

The aim of the programme is to provide a tailored specialist work-based insight into aspects of the workings of an arts organisation and to support the development of professional practice.

A person given a placement on the internship programme may expect the following:

  • a well structured and high quality learning experience
  • an induction into the organisation to include Health & Safety
  • a training and development plan which includes specific projects and tasks
  • regular review meetings
  • an end of programme evaluation
  • a named supervisor and a buddy
  • a clear framework for dealing with dealing with problems
  • the reimbursement of reasonable travel and lunch expenses

The internship programme does not lead directly to employment within the London Printworks Trust. It may lead to occasional opportunities for an Intern to apply for paid work as workshop cover or as an assistant on a production job.

The process for becoming an intern:

From time to time london printworks trust advertises vacancies on the programme. Applicants may also come from word of mouth recommendations.

Places on the programme are offered through a four step reductive process:

  • an application form
  • an interview
  • a taster day
  • the signing of an agreed training programme contract.

Developmental feedback will be given at each of the four steps for both successful and unsuccessful candidates.

What an internship will entail:

A negotiated time commitment of 24 days, tailored to suit each candidate. This will usually be either 4 days a week over 6 weeks or 2 days over 12 weeks. Normal working hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm, or 1.30pm to 9.30pm. The organisation will offer a maximum of six internships at any one time.

The organisation offers several different interships that focus on different areas of the organisation. Each applicant for an internship will matched to the area most suitable for their needs:

  • cross organisation: a general experience
  • production: working in the design and workshop, production jobs
  • learning & skills: in-house, youth and commercial programme
  • showcase: archive, exhibitions, membership and marketing
  • backroom: project support, management information, evaluation
  • leadership: managing teams, fundraising, reporting to partners and Boards

To apply or for more information please contact the staff team either by phone 020 7738 7841or email