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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

We host a variety of volunteer roles working on a range of projects and tasks and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with us.

We are also happy to host placements and interns from academic courses in any relevant discipline.

Internship Opportunities

All internship opportunities are advertised on this page when they become available. You can also 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
    Our volunteers for a group photo on a presentation day during Volunteers Week
  • Archives
  • Rare Books
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums

If you'd like to be added to our mailing list and kept up to date with our volunteer opportunities, introductory sessions and taster days, please register your interest here.

We advertise new volunteer opportunities three times a year; at the start of Semesters 1 and 2 and also in late Spring/early Summer.  All opportunities will be advertised here and we invite applications from anyone interested.  All available roles will also be sent out to everyone on our mailing list.


We'll recruit for volunteers again at the start of Semester 2 in January 2023.


What our volunteers and interns say about their CRC experience

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.

CharlotteConservation 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.

FionaConservation Volunteer

Careers In Heritage

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the heritage sector, please see our guidance document below outlining a range of careers in the sector, examples of real-life careers and hints and tips about how to succeed in the sector. 

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