Who we are? BizGees is an innovation driven social enterprise using alternative finance for financial inclusion dedicated to improving refugees’ access to the financial tools they need to succeed. They are a born global finTech startup supporting different refugee communities Each community has a bespoke financial solution custom designed for its unique needs. BizGees is the winner of the Infosys Challenge for Financial Inclusion at the UNICEF FinTech Jam for Good and more recently challenge winners at EU v. Virus Hack 2020. . They transform refugees into entrepreneurs using the latest developments in finTech like crypto currency, augmented reality and crowd funding. BizGees generate bespoke financial services meeting the unique needs of the refugee communities they support. In addition to their interest-free microfinance offerings, BizGees focuses on jobs and wealth creation in the refugee communities it supports
What you will do? - We are working on a project making refugee stories more accessible to the general public. We find the general public has an interest in learning more the actual refugee experience, however find it difficult to find content in the mainstream. Our project is a solution to this. We are working with a Forbes contributor on this project.
This 5 day placement will provide the opportunity to work remotely identifying and transcribing digital images of archival material relating to Blenheim Palace and the Dukes of Marlborough. It will also involve contributing to the creation of a staff database populated by identifying names from wage books dating from the 1850s.
This 5 day placement will provide the opportunity to work with the Archivist and the exhibition team in preparation for ‘Marlborough's Tercentenary 2022’ events and displays at Blenheim scheduled to take place next year. The project involves identifying and researching key primary and secondary resources online and in the Bodleian Library relating to the 1st Duke of Marlborough. This is a remote position working 9am-5pm with morning daily meetings via Teams.
Working alongside the CIfA Membership Team and Heritage Partnerships Team of the University of Oxford, this micro-internship will undertake comparative research using existing data sources to investigate the diversity of the archaeology sector focusing on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.
This is an exciting opportunity for students from different fields to explore the international heritage sector with a particular focus on the historic houses of India, to create an online exhibition: Interns will be working on our Historic House Museums of India masterclass project with the Louvre.
The Centre for Historic Houses is the first institution in India to research, promote and advise the privately-owned historic houses of India. With Independence the world of the Indian princes disappeared – in a complicated and complex scenario Indian palaces and the tangible and intangible culture associated with them ranges from splendid edifices to desolate structures at risk of demolition. Palaces, forts and havelis have been turned into hotels, schools, museums or private residences. At times their ownership is unclear from private litigation to transition of ownership to the government.
We have three main stakeholders: The owners of historic houses, heritage experts and the general public & the government. Our projects are aimed at all of these groups with the overall aim to protect, support and revive the historic houses of India creating projects or business models with social impact to benefit local communities.
The aim of the digitisation project is to make the photographic collection freely available to the public. We also want to raise awareness of what is in the collections, and spark people's interest in both volunteering, and using the material – much of which has never been accessed widely before - for research, creative work, or personal interest.
Sadly, due to Covid-19, we are unable to host interns working on site. However we are able to host a week-long internship working remotely (from home or college), in which experience will be gained (subject to the availability of material) in cataloguing and transcribing images, researching and writing photographer biographies for publication on Wikipedia and creating of a blog post, which we would ask you to propose in your application. Our blog is an important public-facing space, and we share blog material via our social media channels to increase awareness of and interest in the collections. An awareness of or ideas for how you would share your research to a scholarly or popular community would also help your application.
Four Crowns is an artists’ studio that produces diverse collections in bronze and scagliola. Scagliola is an ancient artistic medium with a long history that uses pigment and plaster to mirror rare marbles. Our work rethinks and recasts motifs from the ancient world, with additional influence drawn from Clérisseau, Piranesi and the Renaissance emblem tradition.
We are seeking competent writers to help expand our online literature with thoroughly-researched articles and artist interviews. The focus of the articles will be on the history of scagliola craftsmanship and our innovation in this field, whereas the interviews will give insight into the production process.
In summary, the duties for this role are not limited to, but include:
Researching the agreed topic and relaying your ideas to us in the form of a plan;
Presenting your final draft in an article workshop with the senior management;
Producing a final piece of creative writing (c.500-1000 words depending on subject) for publishing on our website;
Planning and executing an interview with our in-house artist for online publication.
Fairfield House Bath CIC was set up to preserve and celebrate Emperor Haile Selassie I’s legacy at his home in exile in Bath. He is an extraordinary figure in historic, political, faith and cultural terms. Now we seek to run events which open the Tafari Art Gallery & Museum to the public from October (Black History Month) 2021.
This micro-internship will assist in the preparation of the Museum for public opening, it will include research of an item, preparation for display, interpretation, and dressing of the space. Or it will focus on organising, storing and researching a very recent bequest of important papers from a renowned Ethiopologist to the House, Richard Pankhurst (son of Sylvia).
Guildhall Art Gallery attracts over 100,000 visitors each year and our retail offer is an important part of our visitor experience. We have made some significant improvements in recent years, but are always looking to innovate and trial new ideas. We are looking for someone to help us respond to the changes in visitor profile and preferences in a newly re-opened public gallery.
Your micro-internship will include:
Reviewing and assessing our existing social media content on Facebook and Instagram
Familiarising yourself with specific artists and their work
Composing and proposing an overall social media plan/monthly campaign
Creating and compiling scheduled content for Turbine Art Fair Johannesburg
Creating and compiling scheduled content for a group show of women artists
At the end of the internship, you will have become familiar with how to research, plan and implement a social media campaign in the art world, which will go live soon after your internship is complete.
This exciting placement at The Heritage Alliance will see a varied and interesting workload, giving you the opportunity to experience working in policy and communications, whilst also gaining insight into the breadth of the heritage sector. Possible opportunities include preparing a response to a Government consultation, attending meetings with Historic England or other key partners, updating our website or writing for our fortnightly newsletter.
Icon Accreditation is awarded by Icon to professional conservator restorers. Becoming an Accredited member of Icon demonstrates to clients, employers and peers that an individual has an in-depth knowledge of conservation, a high degree of competence, sound judgement and a deep understanding of the principles which underpin their practice, by showing that they are proficient across Icon’s professional standards in conservation. There are only two other systems of professional accreditation for conservator restorers outside the UK so Icon hopes to help grow Icon accreditation internationally. As a first step we need to understand our market; this project aims to research and analysis the international market for conservation accreditation.
Icon is currently working on expanding its fundraising efforts and is looking to tap into the potential of individual giving. At the moment, most donations come from fundraising campaigns or grants with only occasional donations given by individual donors. Icon is seeking to research high net worth individuals who are interested in conservation and may be keen to support Icon’s activities. Research is needed to identify people with wide networks who may be willing to advocate and fundraise on Icon’s behalf.
The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement and the resolution of historical disputes in divided communities and societies. We are seeking a micro-intern with solid research and strong writing skills to assist with a global study on contested histories in public spaces.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a global charity that is engineering a safer world by focussing on the biggest safety challenges facing society. Through this micro-internship you will gain experience in these challenge areas by utilising lessons learnt from the past, through conducting research using our digital heritage collections, report and blog writing, and social media engagement.
Children's publisher seeks video creators to make music videos for The 12 Labours of Hercules.
Can you producer a killer video from scratch in just 5 days? We'd like to hear from you!
To contribute to the creation and development of an educational website platform.
We are an early stage developing start-up collaborating with partners and also rapidly developing, which means constructing and establishing a wide range of diverse tasks. This is very different from working with a long-established organisation where segmentations of tasks had already been well-established into different organisational departments. Hence our priorities may change and develop as part of our establishment and candidates are expected to demonstrate flexibility in engaging with the appropriate project at the time of the internship. In return, you will gain exposure to the business as a whole and will develop analytical skills related to business development. If you are looking for a routine working style environment, this role is not for you. Interns will work directly with and report to the CEO.
Job description and duties include:
Creating and developing a website – explore and expanding on experience/learning
Contributing to the generation of website contents with appropriate graphic designing
Contributing to the development of marketing strategies
Micro-interns will support the research and development of Secondary School level Take One learning activities that link objects, looked after by the Pitt Rivers Museum, to global, diverse and personal stories of the British Empire linked to the Decolonising the Curriculum project.
Purcell is a leading architectural practice which specialises in projects in the historic built environment. We are dedicated to improving the quality of historic places through carefully considered design. This micro-internship will help you to investigate and understand a topic related to architecture and heritage.
The task we are proposing for the next internship in September 2021 is to investigate the impact of government carbon reduction targets on public sector estates, and in particular their portfolio of historic and listed buildings. We would like you to find out how various parts of the public sector - including government departments, local authorities, NHS estates and universities - are adapting their estates to meet government targets for carbon reduction leading to net zero in 2050.
You will produce a report or presentation, using your communication skills to convey the information in an engaging format. This is an ideal opportunity for someone interested in architecture, sustainability and heritage.
Are you a student interested in songwriting? Well, look no further, because Reset Your Health is offering you the opportunity to contribute to a musical for children aged 6-12 which will be distributed across the nation!
Here are more details about the opportunity:
We are looking for students who study music or are interested/experienced in writing songs. Experience in musical theatre would be beneficial but not necessary.
The musical will be about the digestive system and will be used to educate children about what a healthy diet is, how the digestive system works, and the impact of diet on digestion and general health. The content will be in line with the national curriculum and will need to be prepared for national rollout.
Chosen candidates will be responsible for creating a storyline, writing lyrics, and either setting it to popular songs or composing music for the songs.
A research and public engagement partnership with a heritage organisation in Lagos, Nigeria, which is putting together a number of research projects around railway heritage and public participation. As a lecturer in Anthropology, I also run the UK end of a research and public engagement partnership with a heritage organisation in Lagos, Nigeria, which is putting together a number of research projects around railway heritage. The projects variously involve volunteer coordinated or professionally managed work on collecting oral histories with retirees, documenting historic architecture and sites around the railway network, archival research, digitising at-risk documents, or public presentations. The micro-internship would be working on one of these aspects, as the current workload demands, and would be likely part time opportunity spread over 5 days- i.e., mornings for 5 days
Sulgrave Manor Trust is a unique independent charitable trust which owns and preserves Sulgrave Manor near Banbury, ancestral home of George Washington, first president of the United States of America. Through this micro-internship, you will help to introduce new family audiences to museums and heritage attractions. You will research industry best practice, competitor offers, create templates for new activities, and consider promotion, logistics, and budgeting. This is a valuable opportunity for insight into a small charitable organisation and historic house museums.
Toynbee Hall is a community organisation that pioneers ways to reduce poverty and disadvantage, offering local people free advice services, activities and learning programmes. Through this micro-internship, you will help shape how we commemorate two historical moments: The Battle of Cable Street and the world’s first public demonstration of wireless transmission. Using our archive and publicly available material, you will research these events, the context surrounding them with a particular focus on highlighting the stories and perspectives of people living in the margins during that time. You will present your findings back to the wider team. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the heritage sector and within a small community-based charitable organisation.
The National Trust Partnership at Oxford University supports research into histories of the charity’s properties, landscapes and collections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through a range of academic collaborations and knowledge exchange activities. Working alongside the partnership team and National Trust staff, this micro-internship will provide insights into the heritage sector and public history initiatives through the lens of curatorial research.
The National Trust Partnership at Oxford University supports research into histories of the charity’s properties, landscapes and collections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through a range of academic collaborations and knowledge exchange activities. Working alongside the partnership team and National Trust staff, this micro-internship will focus on the Trust’s Sound Archive, now deposited at the British Library, to understand, explore, interrogate and review the collection of over 1,500 recordings.