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Volunteers and Interns

Volunteers and Interns are an important part of the CRC and contribute a great deal towards our overall success.

Intern handling new acquisitions

A variety of roles are available working on a range of projects and tasks and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with us.

We also take placements and interns from a number of academic courses.


Internship Opportunities

Lothian Health Services Archive Internships 2017

We are currently inviting applications for two internships, working on our Lothian Health Services Archive collections.  One archive post and one conservation post are both available for 8 weeks with a stipend of £2,500.  Full details can be found in the document below. Please note, the closing date for applications for both internships is Monday 28th August 2017.



Thomas-Dunlop Conservation Internships 2017

We are also inviting applications for two further conservation internships, based with our musical instrument collections at St Cecilia's Hall.  One 8 week conservation internship and one 4 week research and conservation internship are available.  Full details can be found in the document below.  Please note, the closing date for applications for both internships is Monday 11th September 2017.



Please check back here again soon for other opportunties, as internships are regularly advertised, or follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information.


Volunteer Opportunities

A few areas we regularly have interns and volunteers working in include:

  • Conservation
  • Archives
  • Rare Books
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Library Services

Roles and placements become available on a regular basis.

To apply for a volunteer position, please complete and return the online Volunteer Enquiry Form or return the form below: 


What our volunteers and interns say about their CRC experience


Intern giving presentation in the Seminar Room at the CRC, 6th Floor

I have been cataloguing Norman Dott’s case files which was a whole new concept to me as I had never dealt with patient records before. My whole experience has been so captivating and beneficial; it has provided me with such valuable skills, especially for archival work in the future.

Kirsty BaileyVolunteer on the Norman Dott Project

During the 10 weeks I have been working on a project to conserve and re-house items from a collection of letters, legal documents and title deeds relating to the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary. I have had an amazing time here at the University and have learnt so much! I really feel like a part of the team.

Charlotte AnstisConservation Intern

Taking on volunteers and interns is a chance for experienced people with developed careers to pass on the knowledge and experience that university studies alone cannot give.

Fiona PriestleyConservation Volunteer


To find out more, visit our Blog

Volunteers and Interns Blog


Our volunteers for a group photo on a presentation day during Volunteers Week

Serena Fredrick

Student Engagement Officer

  • Centre for Research Collections

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