Sutton House is recruiting for a paid intern


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Latest update 14.04.2014 10:20

At Sutton House we're looking for a Community and Events intern to work with school groups, assist with our Black History Month project and support our family activities and events programme.  We're not looking for previous experience or qualifications just enthusiasm and passion.

What's a Community and Events intern?

As a Community and Events intern, you’ll get involved in some really interesting projects here at Sutton House, including our annual Black History Month exhibition trail and our primary school educational sessions – where we work with school children in the local community to bring to life the history of the Tudors.  What’s more, you’ll learn all about how we run Sutton House and you’ll create enjoyable experiences for our visitors.  This is a vital part of our work and requires enthusiasm, dedication and care.

Are you looking for someone with loads of experience?

We’re not looking for experience -  we're looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm who wants to experience the work we do at Sutton House.  You don’t need qualifications or work experience, just a willingness to learn and a big smile for our visitors.  However to be eligible for the role, you will need to be aged between 18-24 and a Job Seekers Allowance claimant at the time of applying.  In return, we’ll give you a job for 26 weeks, full training, a great set of skills and a helping hand to get you into full time work.  26 weeks well spent and an experience that’s sure to impress future employers.

What are the hours and pay?

This role is based on a fixed term contract for 26 weeks, where you’ll work 30 hours per week.
Here at Sutton House, we’ve been working closely with the Creative Employment Programme (a £15m Arts Lottery fund) to support the creation of paid internship opportunities for those aged 18-24, who are unemployed. This role is funded through the Creative Employment Programme.

I want to find out more, how can I do that?

If you’d like to find out more then just give Gemma a call on 0208 525 9066 or email her on


To apply for this internship please first read this information sheet which tells you more about the role and the type of person we're looking for.

To apply you have to be both:

  • A Job Seekers Allowance Claimant
  • Aged between 18 - 24

If you are eligible you can then apply for the internship in two ways:

  • Send written answers to the questions below to Gemma
  • Create a Youtube film where you film yourself talking through your answers to the questions below and send the link to Gemma

Please answer the following questions:

1. Why do you want to be a Community and Events Intern at Sutton House?  Which part of the internship appeals to you most?
2. Imagine you have completed your 6 month learning internship at Sutton House.  What would the next step in your career be?
3. How would this internship benefit you as a person?  Would it improve your confidence or communication skills for example?
Closing date: 2 May 2014
Provisional Interview date: 7 May 2014

This role is designed for those who may not have formal qualifications or have faced challenges when trying to move into the workplace.  If you have more formal qualifications or skills you may prefer to visit our website where we've a variety of roles available across various levels and sectors.