Internships

The Institute for Medieval Studies usually offers a range of internship of various lengths and hours per week. These internships provide a great opportunity to enable students to gain practical as well as academic experience within the fields of Medieval Studies.

International Medieval Bibliography Internships

The IMB usually supports four interns, who work as part of the IMS Editorial Team, usually for 3.5 to 7 hours a week.  

Editorial Assistant (Cataloguing). Responsible for identifying and cataloguing articles on all aspects of Medieval Studies in current periodicals received by the Brotherton Library.

Editorial Assistant (Miscellany). Responsible for finding out about new relevant publications from publishers’ websites and catalogues, and writing to acquire review copies of works for cataloguing.

Production Secretary. Responsible for some pre-editing of basic bibliographical data in the main IMB database, and for entering bibliographical information on new publications to be catalogued by other team members.

Editorial Assistant (Bulletin). Works with the Editorial Director of the IMB to compile, edit and proof-read the Bulletin of International Medieval Research.

The work is intended to provide skills-based training and experience which will be useful in academic and professional careers. Knowledge of modern European languages other than English is particularly useful in these duties. Internships are awarded for varying lengths of time; normally one post will become free during a given academic year.

IMS and IMC Internships

The IMS lecture and IMC support internship is for a period of one year, to be held by a UK, EU or international postgraduate student who is beginning a full or part-time MA or PhD in the Institute. The successful candidate will work within the team that organises the International Medieval Congress. She/he will undertake practical work experience in designing and producing posters for the IMS Lecture series, as well as assisting with the practical running of the Lecture series. She/he will also be working to support the IMC organising team with the day-to-day running of the Congress.

The IMS website internship is for a period of one year, to be held by a UK, EU or international postgraduate student who is beginning or continuing a full or part-time MA or PhD in the Institute. The successful candidate will work within the team that organises the International Medieval Congress. She/he will undertake practical work experience in developing and updating the Institute's website with a particular remit for Medieval studies online (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/med_online/) which includes a calendar of forthcoming events and a select list of internet resources. She/he will promote the website and its online activities, actively search for links and content, and develop existing content and format.

The IMS communications internship is for a period of one year, to be held by a UK, EU or international postgraduate student who is starting a full or part-time MA or PhD in the Institute. The successful candidate will work within the team that organises the International Medieval Congress. He/she will undertake practical work experience in promoting the internal events of the Institute to the public and disseminating incoming communication to the faculty and students of the IMS. The communications intern will work closely with the IMS Lecture Support and IMS Web interns to collect and abstract information as necessary.

Contact Axel Müller, Director of the International Medieval Congress, at a.muller@leeds.ac.uk with any queries about the posts.