University of Birmingham seeks internship projects for creative writing students

The University of Birmingham is seeking 80-hour intern placements for students on its creative writing course and is interested in hearing from social enterprises and third sector organisations that may be able to contribute to — and benefit from — this scheme.

Students usually work on specific projects or activities related to English and Creative Writing. Possible activities include:

  • Writing editorial content
  • Copy-writing for fundraising applications
  • Interpretation
  • Learning
  • Marketing and evaluation
  • Drafting and scheduling copy for social media
  • Assisting with workshops, events and projects etc.


The placements are 80 hours in total (approx. one day per week) so students can dedicate themselves to something an organisation does not have the time/manpower for.

Application dates

Placements can begin from October 2017 – preferably either between October and December/January or from January to April 2018. The university would need to hear from you by the end of June 2017 if you want a student to begin in October but can wait until the end of August 2017 for January 2018 start dates.

For more information and to apply for a placement please contact Sarah Hughes, Placements Officer, College of Arts & Law, on 0121 415 9028 or send mail.

Guidance for host organisations.

Further examples of recent placement projects.

Placement case study.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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