Do you want to be part of a significant moment in history?
The CWGC is now seeking applications from students aged 18 or over to join its Centenary Interns programme in 2018. They will join the Commission in the year that will mark a significant moment in world history - the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The first year of CWGC Centenary Interns have taken part in UK and other Government commemorations marking the Centenary of Passchendaele - the Third Battle of Ypres, joined events marking the Commission’s centenary as well as various national commemorations including the RBL Festival of Remembrance on 11 November. Find out more about their experience below.
Meet the CWGC Centenary Interns
The first wave of interns to join the CWGC’s centenary programme have been in post at some of the Commission’s most well-known sites since the beginning of June. This week, they joined commemorations at the CWGC Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial marking the 90th anniversary of its unveiling, and have been delivering presentations about the monument at the Ieper Visitor Information Centre.
First wave of CWGC interns share their experience
From helping visitors at some of the Commission’s most well-known sites to meeting the royal family at commemorations marking the Centenary of Passchendaele, the first wave of interns to join the CWGC’s centenary programme share their experience as their three-month stint with the Commission comes to an end.
CWGC intern marks 100th anniversary of her great great great uncle's death
The second wave of CWGC interns are now in post at the Commission’s Tyne Cot Cemetery and Thiepval Memorial. Emily Robins, from Dorset, is one of the six based in France. This week, she travelled to Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of her great great great uncle, Captain Alfred Charles Bratt, who is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery.
CWGC intern Stewart Murphy shares his experience
From helping visitors at some of the Commission's most well-known sites to joining national commemorations including the RBL Festival of Remembrance on 11 November, the second of wave CWGC interns' stint with the Commission will be coming to an end this month. Stewart Murphy is one of six who have been based in France. Here he shares how the internship has helped him research his family history.