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Current internships

*Our next cycle of Internships will open in November*

The Reader offers internships on a regular basis to keen, energetic graduate-level individuals. Based at our Head Office in Liverpool, our internships provide the opportunity to gain practical and stimulating work experience as part of a dynamic and growing charity.

Previous interns at The Reader have gone on to take up posts such as Editor at Vintage Books, Marketing Manager at Princes Ltd, Digital Executive at a design company, Marketing Assistant at an architect’s firm, Accountant Graduate Scheme at KPMG, and a variety of positions within The Reader Organisation, including our current Development Coordinator and Head of Development.

Arts Administration - Reading Resources Intern

  • Hours: 21 hours per week (flexible)
  • Remuneration: Travel expenses and sustenance paid
  • Reporting to: Head of Reading Excellence
  • Start date: November 2016
  • End date: Feb/March 2017

You will be part of a small group of interns working together to gain valuable work experience whilst helping a dynamic charity/social enterprise develop.  You will work predominantly with the Head of Reading Excellence and Specialist Practice Mentor, although there will also be opportunities to visit and communicate with other operational teams.

Internships last for sixteen weeks for a total of 21 hours per week, and are flexible and unpaid, though travel expenses are recouped. We recruit on a regular basis, in a variety of roles.

"The environment of Calderstones Park alone made the Reader a lovely place to work. Reader staff were incredibly friendly, and made interns feel very welcome. This welcoming culture was epitomised by the culture of shared reading and of staff sharing lunch and socialising together on Monday. I felt highly valued, and was happy to be working for a growing and ambitious organisation whose work was of great benefit to countless people."

- Read Mark's Story in full

"I have found this internship extremely interesting and I have enjoyed finding out what happens ‘behind the scenes’ of organisations such as The Reader. Being involved in the People Team has helped me realise what it is I want to gain from my career and I am now actively seeking employment in the Human Resources sector. Everyday tasks are so varied and I feel more confident entering the professional world now that I have had a taster of what it is like."

- Read Victoria's Story in full


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The Reader Calderstones Mansion House Calderstones Park Liverpool L18 3JB



Registered charity number: 1126806 Registered company number: 0660 7389

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