Museum of East Anglian Life to offer paid summer internships to six Stowmarket teenagers

The Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket is to offer six internships to local teenagers. Pictur

The Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket is to offer six internships to local teenagers. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A popular Stowmarket museum has secured funding from an organisation dedicated to supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Museum of East Anglian Life has partnered up with the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) to offer six young people from Stowmarket the chance to complete a paid internship at the museum.

The interns, who will each receive a bursary of £600, will gain workplace experience and skills while working as part of the museum’s learning, collections and marketing teams.

The intensive personal development programme will include trips to Ipswich and Bury to visit universities, plus a residential visit to London.

Each intern will also have a personal mentor to help them reflect on their progress and achieve their potential.

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Any young person living in the Stowmarket South ward who will be aged either 17 and 18 by August 31, 2018, is eligible to apply. The team particularly welcome applicants who are unsure about their future direction or have no family experience of higher education. The deadline for applications is June 11.

Jenny Cousins, museum director, said: “We expect a high level of interest in this unique opportunity.

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“Regardless of their future choice of career or study, our interns will learn skills and gain experience which will stand them in good stead while also having fun.”

For further details including how to apply, visit the museum website.

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