20 December 2016
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the 'brightest and the best' young people aged 18 to 25 to join a new CWGC Centenary Interns programme in 2017.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking applications from the brightest and the best young people aged 18 to 25 to join a new CWGC Centenary Interns programme in 2017.
The successful applicants will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres - pictured), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.
They will also welcome visitors to, and guide them around, CWGC cemeteries and memorials, as well as undertaking research and helping offer context and a clearer understanding of both the CWGC and the First World War, from the perspective of people the same age as many of the war dead.
'A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY'
CWGC Director General Mrs Victoria Wallace, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in the First World War to help others gain a real insight into the workings of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which has done such wonderful work in commemorating the fallen of the two World Wars for 100 years.
"The CWGC Centenary Interns will be able to welcome and help visitors, and share with them the stories of so many of those we commemorate. It is a chance to be right at the heart of the UK and Commonwealth commemorations in France and Belgium in 2017 and 2018. Please tell any enthusiastic young people you know to consider this great role, playing a part in marking such historic anniversaries.”
HOW TO APPLY
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