Apply for a placement

Glasgow Women’s Library has successfully hosted many work placements and student placements including short term work experience for school aged pupils through to university or college work placements that have involved varied levels of involvement in project or programme delivery working beside learning or collections staff team members.

Student placements: For students (from either the UK or overseas) looking for a time-limited placement as part of their studies (some academic institutions refer to student placements as “internships”). Please note that we do not offer placements unless these are directly supported by your academic institution (for example, we do not offer placements for students over the summer holidays, unless this is a requirement of your studies).

Work experience placements: For pupils of secondary schools in and around Glasgow wishing to carry out their school’s work placement at GWL.

Applications for placements are discussed and agreed upon on a one to one basis at staff team meetings and decisions are made based on the capacity of the staff team to be able to support and facilitate the different demands in terms of reporting and supervision required for the placement. In the first instance please complete the relevant form below and return it to



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