The Institute for Medieval Studies usually offers a range of internship of various lengths and hours per week, available for registered IMS MA or PhD students (UK, EU, or International). 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 internships are part-time, fixed term positions, with a maximum of 250 hours. Interns will be paid £8.75 per hour.  

  • IMB Editorial Assistants. Requires identifying and cataloguing articles on all aspects of Medieval Studies in journals received by the Brotherton Library or in electronic journals. Two positions are available, one for Brotherton Library Journals and another for Online Journals.
  • IMB Editorial Assistant: Monograph Records: Tasks include identifying and cataloguing books (monographs) on all aspects of Medieval Studies acquired by the Brotherton Library. 
  • IMB Production Secretary: The main duties of this post include inputting data of contributors' material, creating basic article records, and preliminary editing of selected contributors' files. 


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. 

IMS Internships

The IMS internships are part-time, fixed term positions, with a maximum of 250 hours. Interns will be paid £8.75 per hour, and the work is expected to be undertaken for an average of 7.5 hours per week over 33 weeks. All interns will be expected to work with other members of the IMS internship team.  

  • IMS External Communications Internship: Requires undertaking practical work experience in updating the Institute's website in conjunction with the Marketing team, with a particular remit for Medieval Studies Online.
  • IMS Promotions and Communications Internship: Tasks include promoting internal events of the Institute to the public and disseminating incoming communication to faculty and students of the IMS. 
  • IMS Lectures and IMC Support Internship: Expected to work within the team that organises the International Medieval Congress (IMC); tasks include assisting with the practical running of the IMS Lecture series and promoting the activities of the Institute. 



The internships will run from October 2018 until July 2019.

To view the required skills for these internships, as well as the full internship advertisements, email Joanna Phillips at Applications must include a completed application form and a CV, and must be sent to the address above by 5 October 2018. Queries can also be sent to Joanna Phillips. In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or undertake a written test. Successful applicants will not be permitted to hold more than one IMS or IMB internship concurrently.