As a work placement student aged over 18 you will share our passionate belief in National Museums Scotland's mission to preserve, interpret and make accessible for all the past and present of Scotland, of other nations and cultures, and of the natural world.

What's in it for you?

Work experience at National Museums Scotland has many benefits. It can:

  • Show you have experience of being in the workplace
  • Demonstrate to future employers you can take on responsibility
  • Develop your interpersonal skills and experiences
  • Explore career options within the museum sector.

Placements within our museums are usually unpaid and arranged through academic organisations that have clear links with our aims and objectives. The placement is always made for an agreed period of time.

A position is offered when a match is identified between projects or work being available within our departments and the objectives of the applicant's course of study. We will then arrange an informal interview, followed by the necessary reference and police checks.

To find out more about what it's like to undertake a placement here, you can read these blog posts from students who have spent time with us.

Contact us

For further information about work experience and internships contact:

Deborah Wilson, Volunteers Co-ordinator
Tel: 0131 247 4433
Email: d.wilson@nms.ac.uk