Micro-Internship with the National Trust Partnership

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Applications are now open for Oxford University students to undertake a week-long micro-internship with the National Trust Partnership in December 2020.

The National Trust Partnership at Oxford University is supporting research into the global connections of the charity’s historic properties, landscapes and collections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through a range of research projects and academic collaborations. Working alongside the partnership, this micro-internship will provide insights into curatorial research and public history initiatives through the lens of global histories.

What you will do:

Working remotely as part of a team, you will undertake desk-based research using a range of online archives and resources in response to a defined theme that will be provided at the start of the project. Working with primary and secondary sources to interrogate thematic links to National Trust properties and collections, interns will submit their findings as a written report which will be shared with National Trust curators. The project will take place from 7-11th December, 2020.

What you will gain:

By the end of the internship you will have gained experience of curatorial research, an insight into how research informs heritage projects, and experience of using historical resources. You will also have the opportunity to compile a curatorial research report and discuss your findings at the end of the week with members of the Oxford partnership team and National Trust staff.

Applicant Profile:

Candidates must demonstrate good written communication skills, experience of using archival research material, an interest in global histories, an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and a keen interest in working in – or with – the heritage sector. This opportunity is being offered as a micro-internship and Crankstart internship. 

Location & supervision:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the placement will take place remotely using online resources. You will be supervised by Alice Purkiss, National Trust Partnership Lead at Oxford University, alongside other members of the National Trust Partnership Team. Interns will have the opportunity to meet regularly with the supervisory team, National Trust staff and fellow interns via Microsoft Teams video calls. For more information and to apply, visit the Careers Service website.


Deadline: Monday 26th October 2020, 12:00pm midday

Find out more about the National Trust Partnership here.

Found out more about the TORCH Heritage Programme here.