“My work experience at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Classical Archaeology has been a fantastic week" 

“I have massively enjoyed my week at the Fitzwilliam Museum and have gained a new understanding as to what goes on in a museum”

Opportunities for ages 14 to 18 years

Are you aged between 14 and 18 years old and ever wondered what it is like to work in a museum?

The University of Cambridge Museums has created a Work Experience programme, specifically designed for young students who would like to know more about working in a museum environment.

Who is it for – Those aged between 14 and 18. Four students are chosen for each week.

What is it - The purpose of these week long sessions is to give the participants an experience of what it is like to work in a museum or collection and how the different localities compare. The subject matter at the host museum is secondary to the actual experience. Each week will be split between the Fitzwilliam Museum and one other museum in Cambridge, which are yet to be confirmed. Priority will be given to state school students within the eastern region

The deadline for our work experience weeks has now passed and we will no longer be accepting expressions of interest. ​The successful students will be notified by Monday 28th January 2019​.

The dates for the 2020 Work Experience Weeks will be announced in December 2019.