Work Experience


Students will join a working organisation for at least 5 weeks during the summer following semester 4. They will work as either volunteers, interns or paid employees and will engage with the processes of that organisation through its staff, its working procedures and its clients. The organisation will have a substantial engagement with heritage through, for example, the provision of information or expertise, through engagement with conservation, research, planning, promotion or education, or through community involvement.

Learning Outcomes

  1. experience the process of preparing a curriculum vitae, applying to a selected host organisation and presenting for interview with this external body

  2. participate in a commercial, public service, consultancy or community organisation whose function comprehends heritage  

  3. assess the ongoing role of heritage in a given sector

  4. engage with colleagues and clients in a real working environment

  5. reflect on their role within the organisation, including their engagement with given tasks, their creative input and their response to challenges

  6. develop self-awareness regarding their talents, expertise and aptitude within a working environment

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