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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.


CRC Summer School

We are very pleased to offer an opportunity to participate in a free week-long course on library, museum and archive collections management we are running from 10th-14th July 2017.

This course will give participants an overview of the University's collections and practical sessions on conservation, engagement and exhibitions. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and practical experience with library, museum and archive collections and would look great on your CV.

If you're interested in applying or have any questions please contact:

CRC Summer School Flyer 2017


Internship Opportunities

No paid internship opportunities are currently available.  Please check back here again soon 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: 

Volunteer Enquiry Form (59.81 KB Word)

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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