ECR Internship: 2021/22

History is delighted to once again offer a one year ECR internship from 1st September 2021. 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 1 page letter (c.500 words) outlining your suitability for the role and what you would set out to do during its tenure. Applications should be submitted to historyeditors@uea.ac.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 14 July.

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 the 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, who has submitted their PhD and is within three years of their viva. Prospective applicants who consider themselves eligible through extenuating circumstances or caring responsibilities should contact the editors.

Applications are sought from specialists in all periods and areas of history, but those with an interest in medieval history and/or global history are especially welcome. The Intern is expected to have a strong pre-existing social media presence and online literacy, as well as 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. Successful applicants will not normally have a full-time, permanent academic post. .

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