Who are we? And Other Stories is a trade book publisher focusing on literary titles: fiction and non-fiction, in English translation and originally written in English. We are a UK- and US-based small, independent press that punches above its weight.
The Role: We are looking for two Crankstart Scholars for a largely remote internship. For this internship, the student will assist the publisher and other staff members in a number of projects, including in editorial and publicity work. Publicity & marketing work is about making the books public, finding the right readers for the right books; it is at the heart of publishing's purpose.
Who are we? The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives enables you to experience what life was really like for officers in a busy Victorian police station. Located in the historic Northern Quarter of Manchester, the Museum was one of the cities earliest police stations and has been lovingly restored to reflect the reality of policing in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.
The Role: The first part of the project during the spring vacation would be to draw up a list of potential Black, Asian or minority ethnic officers using birthplace and/or physical characteristics. This is the first part of the project [Spring vacation], where the Scholar would draw up a list of potential Black, Asian or minority ethnic officers using birth place and/or physical characteristics - we would then ask the participants to use tools such as Ancestry & the British Newspaper to research the individuals to see if it is possible to conclude that these officers were not White British and discover any supporting information about the officer and their life. We are advertising a summer internship for Crankstart Scholars, where the research will continue, and the intern will write up a blog about these findings for our website and social media channels.
Who are we? The National Trust Partnership is a collaboration between Oxford University and the National Trust which has been established to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange, public engagement with research and training. The partnership is creating new projects that facilitate cutting-edge academic research into the National Trust’s inspiring places and collections, and see this embedded into its interpretation and public programming initiatives
The Role: Working remotely as part of a small team, you will undertake desk-based research using a range of online archives and resources to support one of a number of live National Trust projects. Projects will cover a range of subject disciplines, geographic areas and historic properties, and will be confirmed and allocated following intern recruitment.
Who are we? National Historic Ships UK is a government funded advisory body set up in 2006 to represent the interests of historic vessels and maritime heritage in the UK. As a leading sector organisation, we manage the National Historic Ship Registers, as well as promoting the regeneration of skills, facilities, and infrastructure to maintain and conserve these craft through our Shipshape Network
The Role: National Historic Ships UK is looking for a motivated student who would be interested in carrying out research into ports and harbours in the UK. With a number of Heritage Harbours already active, this research will centre around both existing sites and other areas of England, so as to fully determine its potential reach and scale. It will highlight the significance of each site and the facilities & services it can offer, as well as options for reconnecting the public through maritime tourism and events.
Who are we? Rugby is an independent boarding school of approximately 800 pupils and 100 full-time members of the teaching staff. Almost all of our students progress to good universities, with around 15 students a year winning places at Oxford or Cambridge. A small, but growing number of students take up places at elite universities in the USA. However, academic success is not achieved at the expense of educating the whole person.
The Role: Schools of Empire: Class and Colonialism, c.1750–c.1945 is a research project to study the role that class and colonialism played in the history of Rugby and other British schools. Drawing on the rich resources of the Rugby School Archives, one of the central aims of the project is to facilitate and support independent research. Over the course of the project, a number of two-week Archival Research Internships will be offered to support Crankstart Scholars interested in exploring the historical intersection between schools, class and colonialism, and who may – though this is by no means a precondition – be thinking about pursuing careers in history, heritage, archives, and museum studies.
Who are we? The Bodleian Libraries' Special Collections department is concerned with acquisition, management, and services to researchers, based on the great wealth of rare books and manuscripts ranging from early papyrus fragments and the great masterpieces of medieval manuscripts to seventeenth-century historical documents, and the papers of literary and historical figures from the recent past and the contemporary period, as well as printed books from all periods, printed ephemera, maps and music.
The Role: We seek a student with a love of books and libraries, who is considering a career in Special Collections librarianship. Our ideal candidate would be flexible, enthusiastic, and self-motivated, and able to work accurately, methodically, and with attention to detail. An ability to work as part of a team, as well as individually, is essential.