Economic History Society internship
Please note: applications are now closed for this internship, and these details are for reference only.
The British Museum and the Economic History Society are delighted to offer a three-month paid internship in the Department of Coins and Medals. The internship is open to postgraduate students, and early-career researchers in economic history, broadly defined. The aim of this internship is to give the intern experience of the work of the Museum, and to enable them to apply their academic expertise in working with a relevant area of the Museum collection.
The British Museum houses one of the world’s great collections of coins and medals, an internationally-important numismatic library, and a team of specialists whose expertise covers the history of money and medals throughout the world.
The collection ranges from the first coins made in Lydia (modern Turkey) and China, to the most recent credit cards and new technologies of money, providing a unique view on the social, economic, political and artistic history of the world through its money and medals.
The successful applicant will receive a bursary to cover their expenses, which will be £1000 per month for a full-time internship (subject to appropriate deductions). Applications for a part-time internship are also welcome, and will receive a pro rata bursary.
How to apply
To apply, please send the following to Amelia Dowler (if your area of interest relates primarily to the period before 1000AD) or Catherine Eagleton (if your area of interest is in the period after 1000AD):
- CV, maximum of two pages, including details of any relevant languages or computer and database skills
- Letter of reference from someone who knows your academic work well
- Around 250 words on the reasons for your interest in this internship opportunity, including any particular areas of the department’s collection or research of particular interest
- Dates when you would be available to take up an internship, starting no earlier than May 2011 and finishing by the end of March 2012. If you would prefer a part-time internship, please specify the arrangement that would be best for you.
Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday 11 March 2011.
- Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, and the successful applicant must provide proof of this to the British Museum before starting the internship
- It is a condition of any offer of an internship that the British Museum will undertake security checks and take up references
- The successful applicant must be a member of the Economic History Society before taking up the internship, but applications from non-members are welcome provided that they join should they be offered the internship.