Heritage Fund Graduate Traineeship Programme

The Windsor Fellowship in partnership with The National Lottery Heritage Fund are offering recent graduates the opportunity to experience working in a UK-wide, dynamic and client-oriented investment environment.

This 12 month internship programme provides a great way to gain paid work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the Heritage Fund’s workforce. The programme is designed to equip interns with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for full-time positions in the Heritage Fund or the related sector on completion of the programme.

Who can apply?

  • You must be from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
  • A recent graduate from an undergraduate or post-graduate course (max 3 years).
  • Have no restrictions on living/working in the UK.
  • Be able to commit to all aspects of the programme.
  • Be able to work in the cities offering an internship position (see below for further information).

The Traineeship includes:

  • The provision of six seminars involving talks/insight seminars that focus on the development of key skills and competencies.
  • Your choice of voluntary work focused on skill development and community engagement, in the context of active citizenship.
  • Continuous support from an allocated Development Mentor.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • A paid one year internship.


  • ​​12 months duration, during which time you will undertake separate modules of work (“assignments”) across various departments.
  • Opportunities exist in HR, Finance, Legal and Governance, Investment Management (support for funding and grant awards), Engagement Management (customer and community support and outreach) and more.
  • Normally two assignment rotations, each six months duration.
  • Longer assignments may be possible by mutual agreement.
  • During each assignment you will get involved in supporting the delivery of key services but you will also be asked to undertake a management project.
  • Salary: £23,230 – £27,270 per annum (+ £3,333 London based posts).


​Any National Lottery Heritage Fund UK site (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Exeter, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle).

How to apply?

Applications are now closed for 2023-24. Sign up here to be notified for the next cohort (2024-25)

If you have any questions about the programme, please e-mail internships: internships@windsor-fellowship.org