Icon Internship in Preventive Conservation
This internship is hosted by the National Trust for Scotland, supported by the Trust’s Bute Memorial Fund and managed in partnership with Icon.
The Bute/Icon internship is an exceptional opportunity for an emerging professional. The Trust is Scotland’s leading conservation charity, with an extensive portfolio of built heritage sites, from castles and country houses to cottages, working historic environments and modern museum facilities. Material culture collections are on open display at more than 50 of these properties, and their care is the responsibility of the Trust’s Curatorial & Conservation Service. Our emphasis is on a collaborative approach rooted in strategy, preventive conservation principles and practice.
Since 2008, the NTS has supported nine Icon interns, seven of whom were funded through the Bute Memorial Fund. Through their time at NTS, they have all been given an outstanding opportunity to develop their skills in preventive conservation working across the diverse collections and sites managed by the NTS.
To read more about the experiences of some of the recent interns please click here.
The Bute/Icon internship is an exceptional opportunity for an emerging professional looking to develop their career in preventive conservation. Across the year, with the support of the National Preventive Conservator, the Intern will be given the opportunity to gain experience of preventive conservation across the Trust’s portfolio of properties and hone a wide range of preventive conservation skills.