Creative Internships

Creative Internships 2019 - 20 – Crafting a Cultural Workforce


Following the success of the Creative Internships Programme in its first 6 years, A&B Cymru is delighted to announce that the scheme will run for a 7th year from October 2019. 

The innovative scheme, which places recent graduates into not-for-profit arts organisations as trainee fundraisers, will once again operate across Wales.

Applications are currently being invited from graduates and host arts organisations who wish to participate.   

In 2019-20 the Creative Internships Programme has one strand and is open only to arts organisations employing at least one full-time experienced fundraiser.

Each intern will be a new graduate who will:

  • undertake a 10-month, full-time, paid placement as a trainee fundraiser with a not-for-profit arts organisation
  • receive a pro-rata salary of £15,000 (£12,500).  A&B Cymru will provide up to 80% of this amount (£10,000). Receiving organisations will be asked to contribute the remaining amount and pay the National Insurance, as well as any necessary pension contribution
  • receive structured support from the host arts organisation, including mentoring from a senior fundraiser 
  • receive structured support from a specially selected business mentor
  • receive on-going support from A&B Cymru
  • be invited to attend regular A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising and business skills, free of charge 
  • be invited to attend A&B Cymru networking events, free of charge
  • have access to direct events management experience by helping to deliver A&B Cymru events through the year





12 June 2019 

Closing date for applications – graduates and arts organisations

20, 21, 24 June 2019

Interviews – shortlisted graduates

w/c 22 July 2019 

Match meetings – graduates & potential arts organisations

September 2019

Training & Induction – new Interns

October 2019

Internships begin


If the arts organisation you represent is interested in hosting an intern, please click here to download the Register of Interest form and return to no later than Wednesday 12 June 2019.

If you are a recent graduate from one of A&B Cymru’s partner universities* and are interested in applying for an internship, click here to download an application pack.  Please return to no later than Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Applications are welcomed in Welsh.

To discuss the opportunity, please phone 029 2030 3023.

*Partner universities: Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Glyndŵr University Wrexham, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The Creative Internships Programme is made possible thanks to the vital support of: