Summer intern


Location Kensington, London

Position 35 hours per week

Salary £600 per week

Application deadline 12:00, 13 March 2020
The application deadline for this role has passed

Arcadia is looking for a summer intern to work with the director of our open access (OA) programmes. In addition to learning about and supporting his work, the intern will collect and analyse data to produce a report on prestigious book reviews of born-OA books. The intern will give a presentation based on their work at the end of the internship. This is a temporary contract for four to six weeks.

Arcadia ( is a grant-making fund. We support charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment and promote open access. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $663 million in grants to projects around the world.

Skills and experience

We are looking for an intern with:

• Excellent research, writing and presentation skills;
• The ability to understand, interpret, and analyse data;
• The ability to take direction, but also to work independently; and
• a demonstrable interest in at least one of the following: history / social sciences / data science / Wikidata / academic publishing / open access / charities and philanthropy.

We expect you to provide evidence of these skills and interests in your CV and cover letter.


Second or third-year undergraduate on track to receive a 2:1 or higher.

To apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter (each of no more than two A4 pages) to by 12 noon on Friday 13 March 2020. In your letter, please address the points under ‘skills and experience’ giving examples of how you meet our criteria. Please also confirm that you are available on the dates below.


Closing date for applications – Friday 13 March 2020 at 12 noon.
Interviews – week commencing 30 March 2020.
Induction (internship start) – 20 July 2020.
Presentation (internship end) – 28 August 2020.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage or civil partnerships. 


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