Training & internships with the Textile Conservation Studio

Conservator at the Textile Conservation Studio

At the Textile Conservation Studio we offer opportunities for students and conservation graduates to further their knowledge of the work we do through short term work placements and a two year internship.

Work Experience

Each year we offer students the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Trust, of conservation and more specifically about the care of historic textiles. These voluntary placements can range from one to eight weeks depending on the students requirements and availability. Priority is given to students on a conservation course, but these placements are available to aspiring conservators, arts and art history students.
Places are offered according to our availability and demands of the work programme. We are planning to resume work placements from March 2022. Applications will be reviewed together at the end of November 2021.
Applications need to be made via the work experience form at the bottom of this page.

The National Trust Textile Conservation Internship


For the last 20 years the National Trust has run an internship programme for newly qualified post graduate conservators to turn theory into practice, to gain confidence and new skills and learn about the work of the Trust through its collections.  Our last student completed her internship in January 2021.  We are very proud of the students who have trained with us and they have all gone on to develop and contribute to the heritage world in many ways. 

Due to the current pandemic, we will be pausing our internship programme to ensure that the next student has the same opportunities and training as all our past interns have received. 

We will post an update on these pages when recruitment for this fixed term 2 year internship reopens.  The internship is for students of conservation, either from a general conservation course or a specialist textile conservation course, who have completed their studies within a three year period prior to application.

This internship is advertised through the Institute of Conservation (ICON) and the National Trust jobs site.
Textile Conservation Intern working on state bed at Blickling Hall

Textile Conservation Studio Internship 

Find out what our newest Levy Textile Conservation Intern Rosie Butler-Hall has been up to on her two year internship at the Textile Conservation Studio.