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Intern With Us

About the internship

We believe in fair pay and since 2017 we have been fundraising to gradually replace our volunteer programme with paid placements. We now no longer offer any placements as volunteer opportunities.

Funding for our paid internships comes from Blast Theory’s generous supporters – you can join them! – and through funded programmes such as the University of Sussex Career Lab and Kickstart. Sign up to Blast Theory’s newsletter and you will be the first to hear about new internship opportunities.

You can find out about autistic artist James Shreeve, who was a Blast Theory intern in 2019, via our blog and the video below.

What you get will out of it

Have you ever wanted to work on a film shoot? Test a mobile game? Or work with artists?

Blast Theory is a company that makes interactive art: we turn websites and mobile apps into thrilling entertainment experiences; create feature films where actors and stories respond to you in real time; design events where your phone guides you on real-life adventures through the city; and make mobile games that invite you to reimagine yourself and your future.

We’re a friendly team of nine people, working closely together to deliver projects. We’ll offer support throughout your time with us: including mentoring sessions to give careers guidance and practical advice with things like CVs and job applications; a full induction to get to know the studios, the team and the projects we’re working on; and helping you to learn new skills like editing and video production. If you’re working on your own creative projects, we’ll also support you in developing your ideas.

“Interning at Blast Theory has improved my professional and personal confidence a massive amount. A career in the arts seemed very daunting and unachievable prior to this placement (…) however, with Blast Theory’s encouragement and teaching I feel like there are many more options available to me.”

– Alyx Ashton (Intern in 2021)

What we are looking for

You’ll be at least 18 years old, and eager to expand your skills and learn about working in an artist-led company. You can be at any stage in your career, and have a variety of interests. You don’t need to know exactly what career you want to pursue.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from people who are less represented in our sector: particularly people of colour, those with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities such as dyslexia or autism), and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. We recognise that these identities often intersect.

How to apply

Keep an eye out on our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter for new opportunities.

You must be over 18 to apply and have the right to work in the UK.

If you would like us to keep your CV on file for short-term opportunities, please contact [email protected] or call us on 01273 413455 if you have any questions.


Blast Theory’s paid internship programme is generously supported by Blast Theory donors and The Chalk Cliff Trust.