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Make history come alive - become a CWGF Intern.

A group of CWGF Interns

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation Internship is an amazing opportunity for students, aged 18 and over, to work with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at either Thiepval in France or Tyne Cot in Belgium, in this exciting public facing role.

Our interns make a real difference to the people who visit some of our most iconic sites in France and Belgium – helping to capture and share the stories of the men and women we commemorate, while informing and engaging the public in the ongoing work of the CWGC.

Acting as our ambassadors on the ground, you will help visitors to understand the significance and history of our cemeteries and memorials, from the perspective of people the same age as many of the war dead. In so doing, you will have an enjoyable and moving experience and develop a set of life skills that will stand you in good stead for years to come.

Working in small groups, our interns are based in Arras or Ieper. We also offer a social programme of visits and experiences to complement the role, including visits to local museums and exhibitions.

Applications for 2020’s interns open later this year. To register interest in the scheme and find out more details when applications open email

The CWGF Intern programme is supported by the CWGC's charitable arm – the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF). Joining the CWGF helps to support our public outreach programmes and keep the stories of those we commemorate alive.

CWGC talks and tours

The interns will lead tours at a number of iconic CWGC sites – including Tyne Cot and Bedford House cemeteries near Ieper in Belgium, and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in France.

Learn more about our interns and their experiences

D-Day 75: Remembering the soldiers of Normandy

For D-Day 75, Commission Intern, Abigail Eagles, writes about her Great-Grandfather’s experiences during the Second World War and in Normandy, and how her internship with the Commission has helped her find out more about his past.

My Summer at CWGC

Jack Owen reflects on his time as a CWGC Intern, working at the Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial in Belguim, and explores his personal connection with the Commission's work

The Last Letters from Soldiers on the Thiepval Memorial

Centenary Intern, Jack Humphrey, talks about his internship and how letters helped him tell the emotive stories of those remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.