Our Interns Programme

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation Internship is an amazing opportunity to work for the CWGC at some of the most iconic sites of remembrance on the western front.

Introducing our interns

Our interns will welcome visitors and share the incredible stories of those we commemorate, as well as helping to guide and assist our guests on their journey of remembrance.

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. As well as an extensive training programme, we support our interns throughout the experience of working abroad.

At the end of their time with us, our interns are encouraged to join our Intern Alumni network which lets retain a relationship with the group and create a growing group of young ambassadors for CWGC and CWG, as well as giving our interns the chance to keep in touch with each other and collaborate together in the future.

Please note

Owing to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, the Interns are not currently stationed in Belgium and France, therefore the Talks and Tours listed below are not running currently.

Interns Talks and Tours

Visit our Iconic sites

The CWGF interns are welcoming visitors at two iconic CWGC sites, Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, and the Thiepval Memorial and Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery in France. The interns host and lead daily tours at both sites and are available to help visitors with their questions and provide information on the work of the CWGC and the cemeteries and memorials within our care.

The interns also give talks at the CWGC Information Centre in Ieper (Ypres), focusing on the history of the CWGC and the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Guided tours of The CWGC Experience, our visitors centre in Beaurains, are also given by our Interns. The tours are given in English and no booking or fee is required.

Owing to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, the Interns are not currently stationed in Belgium and France, therefore the Talks and Tours listed below are not running currently.

Thiepval Memorial

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Ypres (Menin Gate) Talks

Talks will be organised from Wednesday 18 March until Wednesday 27 May.

Ieper Walking Tours

 

Find out about life as an Intern

The blog posts below were all written by some of our Interns, check them out to get a flavour of life as a CWGC Intern.

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.

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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.

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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.

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