XR Stories’ internships offer businesses based in the Yorkshire and Humber region the opportunity to engage with talented students and graduates on a funded basis. Internships run for up to 12 weeks and take the form of a creative project, with an emphasis on emerging technologies. The projects must be completed by December 2022. Full funding is available to support businesses wishing to host an intern.

Applications are open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the creative industries, who are already working in emerging technologies or who are aspiring to do so. This year, our focus is on addressing the current technical skills shortages in the creative industries.

Internships should be challenging and rewarding. They offer an excellent opportunity to fill a skills gap or build towards the longer term goals of your business.

Pilot Theatre, a York based theatre company, hosted an intern to work on their immersive storytelling project, Monoliths. Lucy Hammond, from Pilot Theatre, said “Lucy was exceptional in her role as an intern, she was a great asset to our team and undertook each task with professionalism. Her input into the project has been invaluable and we were so glad to have her working with us.”

Take a look at some of the recent internship projects we have funded to discover how businesses have benefited from this scheme and the scope of the projects supported.


To be eligible businesses must be registered in the UK and be based in Yorkshire and the Humber. You must have fewer than 250 FTE (or equivalent) employees and a turnover of less than £50 million.

Funding is available to businesses operating in all screen industry sectors including film, TV, gaming, animation and other digital media agencies as well as businesses who are looking to include emerging technologies as part of their business model and work in the future.

Next Steps

Download the information and guidance document.

Apply via our online form.

Applications close on Wednesday, 31 August 2022. 

For further information, please email [email protected]