Sponsored by Butterfield
We are currently seeking applications for our BNG Internship Programme. Sponsored by Butterfield, this is a three-month paid programme that provides on-the-job training in all aspects of museum operations for students aged 18 to 25. There is a new intake every quarter and we are currently seeking applications for the 2024 Spring, Summer and Fall placements.
The BNG internship is a paid programme which provides Bermudians with the opportunity to work in a dynamic arts and culture institution and gain work experience towards their future goals. The selected candidates will support the small team of staff with projects that cover all aspects of running the organisation, from ideation to administration.
Butterfield’s Managing Director of Bermuda and International Wealth, Michael Neff, says: “Butterfield is pleased to support the Bermuda National Gallery with their continued efforts to create learning opportunities and education programmes for students of all ages in our community, helping to inspire the next generation through arts, culture and heritage. Much like our own internship programme for those with an interest in financial services, this initiative gives young people with an interest in the creative industries an opportunity to get paid and gain hands-on experience.”
The programme structure is tailored to each participant’s experience and interest, with the aim of developing their resume to best assist with their career goals. This will include, but is not limited to, assisting with:
- Office administration
- Exhibition research, design and creation
- Event planning
- Installation of artwork and management of the gallery space
- Exhibition tours and public speaking
- Education programmes, including the BNG summer camp
Julia Cox (pictured above), who is currently interning with the Bermuda National Gallery, says: “I come from a background in Fine Art Photography and am now pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology. I recommend that students of all backgrounds apply for the BNG internship programme. One can gain experience in an array of skillsets while working here, from events management to marketing and communications, including how you interact with people in a professional setting. All skills, to an extent, applicable to a psychology degree and to many other career paths that differ from the visual arts.”
Former intern Alice Moniz (pictured above), who is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Public Policy at Sciences Po in Paris, added: “The BNG internship was unforgettable! From giving tours, curating an exhibition and learning about the internal workings of an organisation, I developed valuable relational, organisational and operational skills. Another wonderful part of the BNG internship experience was working with their wonderful, dynamic team! It was truly an experience which nurtured growth and in which teamwork was valued. I hope to find such a great working environment in my next professional experience. This was an important part of my career trajectory. I will carry the lessons learned and great memories with me. Thank you, BNG.”
How to Apply
Applications are open to all Bermudians in full or part time education between the ages of 18 and 25. No previous experience is necessary. The next intakes take place in Spring, Summer and Fall of 2024. The standard period for the internship is five days per week for three months, however this can be amended based on the day-to-day needs of the candidate.
To apply, send a letter explaining why you are interested in the internship programme, along with a copy of your resume, to Executive Director Jennifer Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.