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Young Adults

For more information on work experience, internship, apprenticeship and volunteer opportunities available across all the University of Cambridge Museums, please visit our Get Involved webpage.

Work Experience Taster Days

There are 30 Work Experience Taster Day places available each session, held three times a year. If you are between the ages of 13 - 18 and interested in a place, please email your name and the school you attend to the University of Cambridge Museums Opening Doors Project Coordinator at

Work Experience Taster Days are held three times a year, please visit Get Involved on the UCM website for future dates.

Work Experience Placements

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements in June and July for school-aged participants, providing them the opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing their self-confidence, timekeeping and communication.

During their placement work experience students spend half their time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and half their time at one of the other University museums. They undertake a short project ‘Curating a Personal Story’ where they are required to select two objects from each of their host museums and two from home, bringing them together in a mini exhibition which tells a story about themselves. At the end of the week the students present their mini exhibition to a small group of museum staff.

Work Experience Student Presentations

Below are this year's students' presentations:

To view an archive of presentations made by participants from previous years, please click here