Volunteering and Internships

a woman stands in front of a Guerrilla Girls artwork and speaks in front of a crowd in Tate Modern gallery

© Dan Weill

Volunteering

We really value our volunteers. Volunteers are involved in front of house roles at all four of our galleries, as well as a few behind the scenes roles.

How does it work?

Volunteer roles come up at all of our galleries, and we promote these through our local community contacts. Unfortunately, we have limited capacity to involve volunteers.

You may also be interested in other volunteer opportunities available online at Do-It or through your local volunteer centre.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at Tate, please email volunteer@tate.org.uk.

Internships

Our internship programme aims to offer structured work-based learning opportunities to support career development and to open up opportunities for working in the arts sector to people from all backgrounds.

We want to offer these opportunities to people who would benefit most from an internship with us both in terms of furthering their personal or professional development and who, in return, would have a new and different perspective to bring to our work.

Previous experience of working in a museum or gallery is not a requirement to undertake an internship here. Our aim is to attract people to join us as interns who might not have thought about working in our sector before or who have not had the opportunity to experience what this might be like. We therefore work with local partners and charities to advertise our internship opportunities. These partners include local job centres, Employ SE1 and Creative Access.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept speculative applications for internships. Similarly we are not currently part of the Erasmus Plus programme and are unable to accept any applications via this route.