To apply, please complete the Internships Application Form.
Applications must be made by 23rd March 2012.
The Mapping the Digital Economy
project, part of the Research Councils UK-funded Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham,
is offering 2 internships, for a duration of 3-6 months each (see eligibility section for further details), during the year
2012. These internships will be based in Nottingham. The project is focused upon researching
people's actual practices when producing and making use of digital technology,
across a wide variety of industrial sectors, in order to map in detail how the
digital economy is brought about in and through human action and interaction.
Results of the research will be directly fed into new systems design and
innovation. The interns will be asked to conduct a number of short ethnographic
studies that can be fed into the ongoing development of the map and of design.
Some initial guidance will be provided but the candidates should have some
existing understanding of how to conduct design ethnographies. The interns will
be working with a team of three internationally-renowned ethnographers, with
whom they will work closely on the subsequent analysis of their field data. The
internships are ideally suited to PhD students who are interested in studying
people's actual activities to inform design and who wish to enhance their
practical skills in going out and capturing and analysing real world data. The
start date will be on or before 1 July 2012.
The ideal candidate will have some
existing understanding of how to conduct design ethnographies and will have practical skills in going out and capturing and analysing real world data.
Each of the two internships is available for 6 months (full-time) for current postgraduate students, particularly current PhD students. A
bursary of £300 per week will be available, and the successful candidates may continue to receive their stipend payments from their host university. Postgraduate students from The Horizon Doctoral Training Centre are eligible to apply, however no bursary or casual wage may be claimed.
Each of the two internships may be undertaken for 3 months (full-time) as a casual worker - this would be appropriate for current PhD students who need to suspend their PhD stipend. It would also be appropriate for candidates who have recently finished their postgraduate studies (e.g. Masters, PhD) and seek experience. The casual worker rate will be £350 per week, and this amount may be subject to deductions depending on the candidates' circumstances.
Please clearly state in your application whether you are applying for a 3 or 6 months internship.
The internship will be based at The University of Nottingham, on the
Jubilee Campus (NG7 2TU) - this internship may not be undertaken
remotely. Some travel should be expected, so that ethnographic studies may be undertaken within partner companies. Travel costs relevant to the studies will be reimbursed, subject to The University of Nottingham's travel policy.
Informal enquiries may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org, however applications should be made using the following weblink. Applications to this email address will not be accepted.
Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
email@example.com Office: +44 0115 8232554 Fax: +44 0115 8232551
Built with the River Content Management System
For more information on what cookies are and how you can manage and remove them click here.
To find out more about the EU Cookie Law visit the Information Commissioner's Office website.