ECR Internship: 2020/21

History is delighted to offer an ECR internship for one year from 1st September 2020. The successful applicant will have responsibility for maintaining the journal’s dedicated website – including soliciting new contributions and building up its podcasts – and its social media presence. The post holder will be supported to develop ideas and initiatives of their own.

The internship is supported by a £2,000 stipend funded by the Historical Association, and an institutional affiliation to the University of East Anglia, with access to library and IT resources there. Please note that the fellowship is taxable.

Please send a 2 page CV, and an accompanying letter of no more than 500 words outlining your suitability for the role, to historyeditors@uea.ac.uk. Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 12th June.

Duties and responsibilities 

The Intern will be expected to contribute to the curation, commissioning, editing of blogs and other content and in the wider digital promotion of History. They will be given the freedom to commission (and write) their own posts within the mandate of History journal. Interns are expected to promote History and its content regularly on social media and to use social media creatively to help generate conversation and new content for the site. Interns will be responsible for commissioning and posting a minimum of one blog post per month, promoting those posts across our social media platforms weekly. While there are no set hours, it is envisaged that the interns should devote about three hours per week to History duties.

Eligibility 

The successful applicant will be an early career historian, in their final year of their PhD or beyond, and will not normally have a full-time, permanent academic post. The Intern is expected to have a strong pre-existing social media presence and online literacy, a willingness to work with the existing editorial team and the journal’s ECR Editorial Board. Interns should also have strong administrative and organisational skills. We would expect the Intern to be normally be based in the UK.

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