Reach for the stars! Realising the value of creative arts internships

Linda Graham


There is an increasing emphasis on students to improve their own employability.  Entering any workplace is competitive and to the student a complex and unknown environment.  In recognition of this, there is an influx of ideas to support the transition to employment.  In an attempt to demystify the workplace, students are encouraged to gain experience to help reach their potential and reach their career aspiration.  This paper reflects on the Career Accelerated Internship Programme as an enrichment of the student experience.  It provides an overview of creative arts internships and, in particular, the experiences of dance interns as they engage with LJMU cultural partners.


internships; employability; enterprise; creative and performing arts; dance

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