Community Heritage Intern with Edinburgh World Heritage in collaboration with Intercultural Youth Scotland

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Community Heritage Intern at Edinburgh World Heritage in collaboration with Intercultural Youth Scotland

Paid internship/ Fixed-term for six months

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World
Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their
heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering
improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.

We are offering a six-month paid internship to support the delivery of our Community Outreach and
Resilience project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We aim to work with a range of
marginalised groups across Edinburgh to explore their heritage, ask some difficult questions, and
challenge the city to think differently. We are working with Black people and People of Colour as part
of our programme to better interpret and celebrate the contributions of Black and POC communities to
our city, as well as re-interpret our city’s colonial past.

This is a varied role where you will learn and develop your professional skills in research and
community engagement, learn how to facilitate workshops, organise community events and produce
content. You will help develop an exciting series of workshops for young Black people and young
people of colour in Edinburgh. You will have the opportunity to explore your own heritage and
develop new ways of interpreting the past that resonates with your age group and community.

You will receive hands-on experience and receive mentoring and coaching from experienced members
of the Edinburgh World Heritage team, as well as from our project partners. Depending on COVID
restrictions, you will be based in an office environment and be an integral member of the team.

Alongside the opportunity to develop professionally, Intercultural Youth Scotland’s Restless Natives
programme will offer you weekly mentorship sessions to ensure you have all the support you might
need. This pastoral support will help you navigate the everyday experience of working in a
white-dominated sector, and ensure that you have the opportunity to make the most of the internship
both during and after it.
 
We are looking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic young person (aged 18-25) with lived experience of racialisation, identifying as Black or a person of colour. 

We particularly encourage dark-skinned people, migrants, LGBT+ people and people who experience multiple marginalities to 
apply. 

Main Duties: 
You will help deliver and learn how to :
Organise and deliver community workshops
Engage a range of audiences, including underrepresented audiences
Carry out research on a range of heritage themes
Contribute to the wider Edinburgh World Heritage team by supporting other parts of our
organisation, including the development of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy

Skills
You will have:
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
IT literacy
Any lived experience and /or knowledge about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion would be
welcomed

Behaviours & abilities 
You will be:
Willing to learn, with a good work ethic
Reliable and punctual
Confident in dealing with people, especially young people
Well-organised, with good attention to detail
Creative and familiar with digital media
Curious about history and community heritage

To apply 
Please send a CV and cover letter to  gabriella@ewht.org.uk   
Your cover letter should outline your skills and experiences and why you are interested in the job and what you’d hope to get out of it.  

Full details and application can be found at: https://interculturalyouthscotland.org/work-with-us

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