The Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, and artsmethods, is offering the opportunity of funded internships for Humanities PhD students.
These placements will provide a way of conceptualising and developing collaborative work with non-HEI cultural partners – combining and reflecting upon mentoring, peer-learning, researcher development, impact, knowledge exchange, project design, and employability. Each of the selected institutions holds a wealth of archival and collections material which will benefit from researcher engagement. The projects developed would ideally harness the skills and research expertise of the student and contribute to the cultural institutions development. The projects might range from contributing to curatorial tasks to education and outreach work, from discrete research on a particular issue or the running of an event.
The internships will last approximately 60hrs, and PGR students will be paid an honorarium (£700) to be involved in the projects, and will be supported by MA Research Assistants.
Cultural Partners for 2014-15 include:
Manchester Jewish Museum
The Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester
The Portico Library
RAPAR ( Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)
AIURRRC (Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre)
WCML (Working Class Movement Library
People’s History Museum
The Pankhurst Centre
Rogue Artist’s Studios/ Institute for Cultural Practices
If you are interested in applying for a placement please read the accompanying project booklet information and complete the attached application form and return to Jenna.Ashton@manchester.ac.uk by 5 October 2014.