Medium-term volunteering

A volunteer working with the marketing department on an exhibtion

Volunteer testimony

‘I didn’t just feel privileged and lucky to be interning at a world-class organisation, I also felt proud. So if you’re reading this and have the opportunity to undertake an internship at the Museum, do it. You won’t regret it.’

Thomas, intern

Learn how we care for our collections, and assist our scientists with real collections-based work.

V Factor

This is your chance to go from visitor to active volunteer by supporting collection-based Museum projects alongside world-leading experts.

Museum scientists Ranee Prakash and Jacek Wajer will work with V Factor volunteers to image, database and collate the carpological (fruit and seed) collection.

If you are aged 18 or over with a passion for science and natural history - get involved. You need to be available every Tuesday for 10 weeks on selected dates.

More about V Factor PDF (355KB)

  • Volunteer places for V Factor and the carpological collection are now full.


Build your skills through a career-focused placement in our media, marketing or archive departments. Internships are an intensive experience with a clear developmental journey.

You need to be aged 18 or over and have a desire to boost your career and develop skills and knowledge through first-hand experience. Internships usually run for between one and three months, part or full time.

  • Internships typically arise seasonally but vacancies are not guaranteed.