We’re delighted to say that three new interns have started at the Trust, as funded for by the Art Fund. Lily, Jaz and Emily have hit the ground running working on a variety of Causley projects, and we’re so pleased to have them on board.
Charles Causley was a gifted poet, but he was also an educator, teaching at his own childhood school and other primary schools in Launceston. He remained in that career until taking early retirement in 1976, then becoming a full-time writer, but returning to education as a British Council speaker and poetry reader in educational and cultural institutions overseas.
His passion for teaching, for growing young minds and creating confidence in pedagogical spaces – whether academic, worldly curiosity, or developing practical skills to connect communities – is what we greatly admire. We hope to continue to offer fantastic opportunities to today’s future, and you can help us by offering your support below.
Read on to meet our trio of brilliant Art Fund interns!
Jasmine (Community Engagement)
My name is Jasmine, and I’m the Community Engagement intern.
I’m a student, currently studying Creative Writing at Goldsmiths university. I joined the Trust because I want to immerse myself in literature, poetry, and heritage, and because I believe that literature should be accessible for everyone. As someone who grew up in the rural Devon, I understand the importance of promoting a literary education and connecting communities. With the worsening poverty an inequality in the south-west, I believe the Charles Causley Trust is committed to the important cause of ensuring that future generations are not shut out from the arts. My work at the Trust is in pursuit at that, helping to organise our events, programmes, and poetry competitions to maximize valuable engagement.
Emily is the Trust’s new Marketing and Content Developer intern.
Having graduated from the University of York with an BA in English and MA in Film and Literature, I’m employed as a Marketing Assistant in my home city, Cambridge. I applied for this role to continue learning and developing my skills in all things creative, from promoting our fun workshops and events with bright and bold social media posts, to writing reflections and thoughtful news pieces on our website. I am particularly passionate about enthusing communities to engage with local art history, heritage and literary culture, and I share Charles Causley’s vision of supporting young people, with their ambitions and genuine talent, to shine in their future careers.
Expanding our network of staff would not have been possible without funding from the Art Fund. We’re already feeling the positive impact our new team are having on the Trust, and we’re proud to be contributing towards the professional development of our early-career interns.
The Trust is still finding its feet with funding, having faced significant financial barriers over the last year. Your help will, in part, go towards continuing to grow our community of young people, students and their ambitions for a future career.
Sounds like something you’d like to be part of? Find out how to join us as a volunteer here: https://causleytrust.org/work-with-us/
Donate to us here: https://justgiving.com/charlescausley
We are grateful for any support you can offer: https://causleytrust.org/support-us/