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Icon Internships - find out about new opportunities for work-based learning!


Icon Internship involves work-based learning alongside experienced practitioners in the UK. Internships help supplement formal academic training and can also provide new entry routes into the profession.The Heritage Lottery Fund granted Icon £1.5 Million in 2005 and 2009 to help 74 new conservators launch their careers. Icon has gone on to use the HLF framework to work with other grant-making bodies and employers to offer additional Icon Internships.

Icon is committed to promoting and developing work-based learning

All Icon internships are fully paid, supported and linked to professional body standards. Icon campaigns to ensure that all internships in the sector comply with the standards and framework that HLF's support has allowed us to develop.

Information on our schemes

For advertisements - see Adverts in the menu on the left. Criteria for potential host organisations can be found here.

Guidelines outlining the entire Internship process can be found here:

 Internship Guidelines

Use the menu to the left to find details of our past and current Icon Interns .

Information on other Internships in UK and beyond

Icon's Intern Advisers

A team of three Intern Advisers support Icon's interns and supervisors:

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Lorna Calcutt Fiona Macalister Sarah Gerrish


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