The Crankstart Internship Programme: Sector List

The Crankstart Internship Programme is now open for applications

The Crankstart Internship Programme advertises opportunities that are exclusively available to Oxford Crankstart Scholars. All placements take place during the winter, spring or summer vacation, are fully paid or funded, open to all Scholars and last between 1-8 weeks.

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Kellogg College & The university of Oxford Global centre on health care and Urbanisation, Crankstart Research Analyst: Experimentation and Sustainable Cities, closing 31st Jan

Who are we? The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation has been established to foster a better understanding of the interaction between these two disciplines to make urban centres environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable, and to provide an environment that supports and sustains health and wellbeing.

The Role: This placement is open to both undergraduate and graduate students on taught or research programmes. It would be suitable for an individual interested in working with real world open data that has policy implications for how we improve the lives of people living in England and Wales. You will work closely with Dr David Howard, co-director of the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU) and director of the Sustainable Urban Development programme at the University of Oxford, and Ben Bolgar, Senior Director of The Prince’s Foundation to produce a review of recent studies on the role of experimentation in sustainable urban design.

Rugby School, Archival Research On Schools Of Empire: Class And Colonialism, C. 1750–C.1945, Crankstart Internship, closing 27 Jan

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.

And Other Stories, Publisher Assistant Crankstart Internship, closing 10th Feb

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.

Greater Manchester Police Museum – Crankstart Spring and Summer Vacation Research On 19th Century Ethnic Minority Officers, closing 3rd Feb

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. 
 

University of Oxford & The National Trust, Curatorial Research Crankstart Internship, closing 31st Jan

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.

National Historic Ships UK, Crankstart Historical Research Internship: Heritage Harbours, closing 3rd Feb

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.

Rugby School, Archival Research On Schools Of Empire: Class And Colonialism, C. 1750–C.1945, Crankstart Internship, closing 27 Jan

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.

Special collections, Bodleian Libraries, Rare Books Crankstart Summer Internship, closing 31st March

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.
 

Spring and summer vacation internships will be advertised from January 2022.

Spring and summer vacation internships will be advertised from January 2022.

Black Mountains College, Marketing And Communications Summer Vacation Crankstart Internship, closing 31 March

Who are we? Black Mountains College (BMC) is a new, small College that aims to have a big impact. BMC re-imagines what education is for and how it is delivered. Our unique programme connects the environment, society, and the individual to produce rounded, resilient leaders.  

The Role: We are looking for someone with an interest in marketing with the confidence to increase engagement and interest, and to communicate efficiently with our target audience. The internship provides an opportunity to learn various marketing skills, improve your administrative and organisational abilities, and develop your communication skills across a wide variety of platforms. It also offers flexibility of hours and working location.

Black Mountains College, Marketing and Communications Spring Vacation Crankstart Internship, closing 3rd Feb

Who are we? Black Mountains College (BMC) is a new, small College that aims to have a big impact. BMC re-imagines what education is for and how it is delivered. Our unique programme connects the environment, society, and the individual to produce rounded, resilient leaders.  

The Role: We are looking for someone with an interest in marketing with the confidence to increase engagement and interest, and to communicate efficiently with our target audience. The internship provides an opportunity to learn various marketing skills, improve your administrative and organisational abilities, and develop your communication skills across a wide variety of platforms. It also offers flexibility of hours and working location.

Rothesay, Engineering Crankstart Internship, closing 31 January

Who are we? 'Rothesay’ is a UK insurance company purpose built to protect pensions. We are the largest specialist pension insurer in the UK, managing over £50bn of assets and securing pensions for over 800,000 people. We secure pensions for over 170 pension schemes and insurers including British Airways, Post Office, ASDA, National Grid and Aegon. 

The Role: We are currently working on a significant multi-year project ‘Project Quest’ to migrate all pricing models, trade booking and risk management systems to new in-house developed software (historically we have used systems and platforms provided by Goldman Sachs). We are looking for one intern to join our team to get involved in the Quest project. The day to day of the job will involve developing an understanding of requirements for an element of the system that we are building, contributing code to the new system and working with the team on testing of software components.

 

Pretia Technologies, Computer Vision Researcher, Crankstart Internship At An AR Software Startup, closing 31st March

Who are we? We're an early-stage AR startup based in Tokyo, working at the forefront of next-generation software infrastructure to create a whole new gaming experience in the tangible world. Founded by then-students at the University of Tokyo, our team is now composed of passionate young talents originating from various countries, all believing in the tremendous power of bringing people together beyond devices. 

The Role: Pretia Technologies, Inc. is looking for a passionate candidate looking to further their knowledge using cutting-edge technology in the field of AR during an 8 to 12 week paid, full-time internship. The successful intern will work closely with our R&D team and be assigned to a key and challenging project. As a research intern at Pretia, you are going to make a great contribution to an improvement of total customer satisfaction.
 

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