About the internship
Thanks to the generous support of the Our Friends Electric supporters we were able to offer a paid internship opportunity in 2019. We hope to make this a year-round scheme by 2023, which you can support here. You can also read our blog and watch the video below about autistic artist James Shreeve, our 2019 paid intern.
What you get will out of it
Our paid internship programme is an opportunity for those embarking on a career in the arts to have first-hand experience working with an artists company.
Blast Theory is a small team of 10 people who work closely with each other to deliver a wide range of projects in a fast paced environment.
Our programmes give interns the opportunity to work in some of the following areas:
- Creative research and development
- Marketing and publicity
- Testing and preparing equipment
- Artwork production and touring
- Post-production and video editing
Blast Theory staff and artists offer experiences tailored to each individual’s needs – this may include mentoring sessions, providing advice and support with career direction and professional development, close up experiences of working in a professional arts company, learning about editing and video production or talking through one of your own projects, to name but a few.
“Interning at Blast Theory was an immensely rewarding experience, and one I will always remember. Through the internship I was able to meet a lot of people who share similar interests to me and make contacts within the film industry. I would recommend this internship for anybody who wants to gain a fresh perspective, be tossed out of their comfort zone and be pushed to achieve more than they thought they could.
The internship gave me more opportunities than I could ever have hoped for and it has helped me to shape the next steps in my career.”
– Teddy Freeman (Intern in 2018)
What we are looking for
Ambitious interns who are eager to expand their skills and learn about working in an artists company. We welcome interns from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of interests and at any stage of their career, above the age of 18.
You will become part of the Blast Theory team and it is vital that you are good at working with others and independently. You need to work hard, take initiative and have a keen eye for detail.
Below is a list of desirable skills and experience that we look for in interns. We do not expect you to have experience in every single one of these areas, but it is crucial that you have an enthusiasm to learn.
Desirable skills and experience:
- Previous experience working on art or tech projects
- Previous experience working with a team
- Basic computer skills and use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
- Basic video production skills and use of Premiere Pro
- Basic photography skills and use of Photoshop
- Basic graphic design skills and use of InDesign and Illustrator
Blast Theory are committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We actively seek interns that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and so encourage applications from those with less visibility in the sector.
We welcome applications from people who identify themselves as having a disability. While we recognise that there may be some restrictions that apply to specific disabilities, Blast Theory will adopt as flexible an approach as possible and seek to make reasonable adaptations to accommodate your needs. Please use the Reference and Disclosure Form to be as specific as possible with your needs so we can make your interview / time with us as comfortable as possible.
How to apply
Keep an eye out on our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter for new opportunities, including our Kickstart opportunities in 2021 (we will be recruiting our next two placements in the summer of 2021).
Applicants must be aged 18 + and have the right to work in 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.