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Medical Humanities Special Collections & Archives Internship

An exciting paid Medical Humanities Special Collections & Archives Internship for a Newcastle University MA or PhD student.

Job Title: Medical Humanities Special Collections & Archives Internship

Location: Newcastle University.

Work will take place on campus at the Robinson Library Special Collections

Pay Rate: £17.19 per hour including holiday pay

Deadline for applications: 18 March 

Role Overview/Background: This internship is being offered as a casual work opportunity by the Institutes for Humanities & Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle University and is being facilitated by the Jobs on Campus team in the Careers Service. This internship is expected to be for a total of 80 hours, working approximately 15 hours per week between May and June. Working days and times are flexible.

This internship is open to Newcastle University postgraduate students only.

You will work closely with Newcastle University’s Medical Humanities Network to undertake Special Collections-based work to uncover information and documents relating to the Medical School’s historic specimen collection. This work will contribute to the contextualisation, interpretation and discoverability of the Medical School’s historic specimen collection for both teaching and research.

This internship is aimed at Masters and Doctoral students studying at Newcastle University who are interested in gaining experience of working and researching in Archives and Special Collections services.

More information about the Medical Humanities Network and the Medical School’s historic specimen collection can be found here: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/nclmedhums/ & https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicine/engagement/use-our-facilities/

Key duties/tasks:

▪ Work with the Medical Humanities Network team to agree methodology and scope

▪ Conduct the archival research with support from the Medical Humanities Network team and analyse and compile results

▪ Write and present a report based on the research findings to accompany the Collection

Person Requirements

Essential Skills/Attributes:

▪ Archival or collections-based experience and skills

▪ Analysis of archival documents

▪ An interest and knowledge of archive and collections-based research

▪ Report writing ▪ Data collection, collation and management

▪ Inputting data into a database

▪ Initiative

▪ Time management

▪ Organisation and planning

▪ Attention to detail

▪ Problem solving

▪ Proficiency in Microsoft office software (such as excel spreadsheets)

Desired Skills/Attributes:

▪ Interest in medical humanities or history of medicine and its discourses

▪ Administrative experience

▪ Teamwork

Degree discipline

To be eligible to apply you must be a Newcastle University postgraduate student registered on a programme of study throughout the 2023-24 academic year. For full details of eligibility see the Working on Campus website.

Postgraduate students from all degree disciplines are welcome to apply.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

How to Apply

Apply online via the following link: https://mycareer.ncl.ac.uk/leap/jobs.html?id=65136&service=Careers%20Service

For further information about the role contact Olivia Turner, Postdoctoral Practice-led Researcher in Medical Humanities, olivia.turner@newcastle.ac.uk

Last modified: Wed, 13 Mar 2024 17:48:19 GMT