Royal Museums Greenwich UK Paid Internships in the History of Science and Technology

Deadline Monday 22nd

For those considering further research at university, they offer the chance to try out a subject or an approach.

The main emphasis will be on the collections,the primary focus will be on the use of artifacts for research.

The Museum is keen to encourage interdisciplinary and contextual studies. There may also be scope to work with the Exhibition, Digital Media and Education departments on methods of using the results of research to interpret objects for different groups of visitors, including virtual visitors using the website. Others will prefer to use the research for a university dissertation, an article or a seminar paper.


Museum staff will expect the intern to:

  • Undertake research leading to an agreed piece of work, such as an article or note for a journal, a post on one of the Museum’s blogs, a paper for a staff seminar, entries for the online catalogue, a talk for visitors, text or object labels for an exhibition, and/or part of a postgraduate dissertation. For details of previous project themes, titles and outputs see:RMG History of Science internships: 2004–2012.
  • Go through the staff security vetting procedure
  • Be in attendance at the museum during normal working hours, unless there has been prior agreement that the research topic requires work in other collections or libraries
  • Report absence through illness the same day and provide a doctor’s certificate if away for more than 7 days
  • Successfully complete any courses, such as object handling, necessary for safe working
  • Complete a brief evaluation report at the end of the internship.

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