Student research internships 2017
Royal Museums Greenwich encompasses a unique blend of history, science and art, at the centre of the Greenwich World Heritage site. Student Internships at Royal Museums Greenwich support research in maritime and naval history; material culture; royalty, court culture, art and architecture; and the history of science and technology, in the context of maritime history, astronomy and time. Internships are particularly beneficial to those considering postgraduate research.
Designed around a defined project, our Student Internship Programme provides access to our world class collections, plus valuable experience in the study of material culture.
During each internship, participants undertake new research that furthers understanding of the collections at the Museum, and they help to increase the accessibility of our collections to audiences. Participants are encouraged to put research outcomes towards their university dissertation, article assessments or seminar papers.
- Successful applicants for the Student Internship programme will be expected to:
- Undertake their research towards an agreed piece of work, such as an article for a journal, a Museum blog post, a staff seminar paper, collection catalogue entries, visitor talks, exhibition interpretation or a contribution to a postgraduate dissertation
- Successfully complete any courses, such as object handling, necessary for safe working.
- Complete a brief research report and a short blog post at the end of the internship.
- Present a 15-minute summary of their research findings to staff at the Royal Museums Greenwich.
- Be in attendance at the Museum during normal working hours, report absence through illness the same day and provide a doctor's certificate if absent for more than seven days.
Duration and funding
Student internships last up to six weeks, depending on the scope and level of the proposed project. The bursary offered is £1,575 gross for the six week period. Payments will be subject to the statutory deductions of Tax and National Insurance. This helps with living expenses and travel to and from the Museum.
There is a limited amount of additional funding available for one-off travel expenses to support essential research.
How to apply
Applications should include
- Curriculum Vitae: Including contact details, educational qualifications and two referees
- Proposal outline: No more than 500 words describing the research topic and key items of interest from our collections
- Output: An indication of the output you hope to achieve from your research, for example an article, seminar paper, blog post, online resource or other outcome.
Please note: applicants are strongly advised to use the full length of the outline (500 words) to explain and promote their proposed topic.
2017–18 proposal deadline: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Application contact details: send applications to Lizelle de Jager by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: successful applicants will discuss their start date with the relevant curator. Internships take place between July 2017 and April 2018.
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