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Level 7

7AAH2021 MA History Internship

Credit value: 20 
Module convenor/tutor 2019/20: Dr Philippa Hellawell (Semester 1 only) & Dr Anna Maerker
Teaching pattern: Placement consisting of 80 hours
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x 4,000-word essay
Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

The internship allows students working as part of a small and focussed group to undertake a research project designed by a KCL staff member and/or by a participating institution.  These projects will typically focus on one or more historical topics related to the nineteenth century and will be directly linked to the needs of the host organisation. The projects will build on existing expertise and interests of KCL staff and/or of the institution in question. 

In most cases the aim of the research will be to generate knowledge that will result in or help to create a public output such as an exhibit, a podcast, a public lecture or contribute to a publication either in printed or virtual format.  In some cases the research will contribute to knowledge for the internal needs of the institution itself. 

The research project itself may extend over more than one year. It may entail more than one discrete topic and can involve more than one student at any point in time. Each student involved in the project will be responsible for completing a specific topic, the scope of which will be agreed between the host organisation and KCL as part of the internship arrangement. The precise form of each output will be agreed between KCL and the host institution prior to the commencement of the internship itself.

Please note that this module is capped at 12 students and is therefore subject to available spaces. Placement with an internship provider cannot be guaranteed, and is dependent on an application and agreement from the host institutions. If students cannot be placed by the beginning of December, they will need to transfer to a different available module.

Internship Programme (General Information)

Internship Programme (Information for Students)   

Students are responsible for their own travel costs.

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