The purpose of our successful internship programme is the partnership between us and each student. We are keen to maintain and develop collections research across all of our collection areas to make our collections as accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.
We are keen to encourage scholarly study, primarily of the object collections, in a interdisciplinary way. There may be scope to work on exhibitions, on-line projects, education and outreach using the results of the research to interpret objects for different audiences.
Research into collections is not just for those considering a career in museums and galleries. Museum and gallery collections offer rich sources for a very wide range of subjects areas from social history to entomology, sculpture to Egyptology.
Research internships offer a wealth of transferable skills, including:
- Research and computer techniques
- Working with objects
- Organising research projects
- Organising exhibitions
- Production of learning resources
- Web development
- Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety
Practicalities of an internship with us
Interns will be expected to contribute 30 working days towards the project, the length of time this takes and the exact working hours are flexible and to be agreed with the Curator in charge of the project.
A bursary of £500 per person will be made available.
We will provide work space, staff time and a museum pass for our sites and interns will receive discount in Leeds Museums and Galleries shops and café.
Outcomes are likely to be entries in our collections management database and on-line catalogue records, short articles for specialist journals, seminar papers, work with visitors and cataloguing new items in the archive.
Interpretation, documentation and archives intern - We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate or postgraduate with an interest in history, history of art, or museum studies, to improve the documentation and interpretation of the collections at Lotherton Hall. More information is available via the downloads below.
My Learning Interactives intern - an exciting opportunity for a student or recent graduate with an interest in digital learning, to work with the team to investigate and develop simple interactives that can be customised to add value to learning resources on the My Learning website. More information is available via the downloads below.
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