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2020 INTERNS PROGRAMME

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A group of CWGF Interns

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation internship is an amazing opportunity to work with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at some of the most iconic sites of remembrance in France and Belgium. It is a unique chance to welcome visitors from all over the world and share with them the incredible and moving stories of those we commemorate.

The next generation of CWGF Interns will be split into three teams, running from March to May, June to August and September to November 2020. Acting as ambassadors for the CWGC, they will help visitors to understand these iconic locations and the history behind them, from the perspective of people the same age as many of the war dead.

As part of the internship, we also offer a social programme of visits and experiences to help our interns in their role and enrich personal development. Our interns are supported by CWGC throughout the experience of working abroad.

This is a unique, exciting and unforgettable opportunity to make a real difference, while gaining confidence and developing skills which will set you in good stead for the future. But if you don’t believe us ask some of our previous recruits:

'Being a CWGF intern has been the most rewarding experience of my life.'

Sarah Davidson, age 23

‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as an intern. It has provided me with invaluable experience working and living abroad and I highly recommend people to apply.’

Jack Owen, age 23

‘I felt incredibly lucky to be a CWGF Intern. I looked forward to every day as it was always different. …. Being able to help people is why the job is so satisfying, because you leave every day knowing you’ve improved someone’s experience.’

Alison Hulme, 21


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.