Micro-Internship with the National Trust Partnership: Global Connections

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Applications are now open for Oxford University students to undertake a remote micro-internship with the National Trust Partnership in March 2021.

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 number of themes, including, but not limited to: global trade and diplomacy; historic interiors including paintings, ceramics and tapestries; histories of collecting; international political connections and relationships. Working with primary and secondary sources to interrogate thematic links to National Trust properties and collections, you will submit your findings as a written report which will be shared with National Trust curators. Interns will have the opportunity to meet regularly with the supervisory team, National Trust staff and fellow interns via Microsoft Teams video calls.

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 will be considered from any Humanities subject area, from second-year undergraduate level and above. 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.

Further details & how to apply:

Please note that this placement will take place in Week 9 of Hilary Term (Monday 15 – Friday 19 March 2021). Students are required to commit to the full micro-internship - as with any professional placement - and any concerns about dates should be raised with the Internship Office in advance of making an application.

Application closing date: 1 February, 2021, 12pm. 

Reference ID: O9WWG

For more information and to apply, visit the Careers Service website.

Find out more about the National Trust Partnership here.

Found out more about the TORCH Heritage Programme here.