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Since 2006 Icon has managed 100 Heritage Lottery Funded interns, 44 externally funded interns and 2 Fellowships though other grant-making bodies or employer funding

To date, of the 146 internships hosted 20 are currently on-going Click here to see profiles.

Of the remiaing 106 completed intenships to date,

  • 80% are employed with the Cultural Heritage Sector
  • 10% are self-employed, and
  •   6% have continued with further training

Below are a selection of past interns whose career paths have evolved since their Icon Internships:


Claire Armstrong (hosted by Devon Record Office)


Ellin Belton - hosted by Tetley Workshop, Devon

Gary Graves - hosted by Holywell Glass, Somerset

Richard Williams - hosted by Birmingham Museums

Helen Wilson - hosted by Valentine Walsh Ltd, London


Mel Houston - hosted by National Trust for Scotland

Andor Vince - hosted by Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


Leanne Tonkin - hosted by Peoples History Museum, Manchester

Saya Miles - Archive Conservator (photographic materials) English Heritage



Melanie Keable - hosted by British Museum

Lucie Graham - hosted by Lancashire Conservation Studio



Rachel Morley - hosted by Hirst Conservation, Lincolnshire






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