Want to take part in our paid internship in France & Belgium next summer?

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the brightest and the best people to join a new CWGC Centenary Interns programme in 2017.

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

CWGC Director General Mrs Victoria Wallace, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people interested in the First World War to help others gain a real insight into the workings of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which has done such wonderful work in commemorating the fallen of the two World Wars for 100 years. The CWGC Centenary Interns will be able to welcome and help visitors, and share with them the stories of so many of those we commemorate. It is a chance to be right at the heart of the UK and Commonwealth commemorations in France and Belgium in 2017 and 2018. Please tell any enthusiastic people you know to consider this great role, playing a part in marking such historic anniversaries.”


Terms & Conditions:

  • The CWGC Centenary Interns programme is open to applicants (excluding employees of the CWGC & their families) who are about to, or just have, completed a relevant degree or further education course
  • Responses must be received by 10pm on Friday 20/01/17 and completed registration forms by 10pm on Friday 27/01/17
  • Applicants must be fully available between June & late September/early October
  • Some French language skills would be beneficial but are not essential
  • Registrants will next be contacted for the next phase of the process by 1 February 2017
  • Assessments for short listed applicants will be carried out in Maidenhead on 15 or 16 February