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Digital Culture and Media Studies Research Assistant

Your detailed missions will be discussed during your interview.


Internship Overview

We are excited to offer an internship position for a motivated individual with a passion for digital culture and media studies. As a Research Intern, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research projects within the Digital Culture research group. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment, allowing you to engage with contemporary societal issues and contribute to real-world impact.


Possible Responsibilities

  • Assist in conducting literature reviews, data collection, and analysis related to digital culture and media studies.
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects within the Digital Culture research group.
  • Collaborate with experienced researchers to develop and implement research methodologies.
  • Attend and actively participate in research group meetings, seminars, and workshops.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of research outputs for academic, policy, and lay audiences.



  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a relevant academic program in communication, cultural studies, media studies, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in digital culture, gaming technologies, and human-computer interactions.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication abilities.


About the Organization

The Centre is a vibrant hub for theoretical and applied research and knowledge exchange in the study of culture, media and society. Our world class research is aligned with REF Unit of Assessment 34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management. It includes the study of communication in all its forms: representations, practices, audiences; film and media industries; and the relationship between information and society, including digital media, gaming technologies and human-computer interactions. We have an abiding concern with questions of power and social justice, and we research across a diverse range of genres including film and television, folklore and legend, heritage and cultural institutions, education, health and wellbeing, and social, cultural and political discourse. Our research coheres around four core research groups: Digital Culture Cultural Heritage Film and Television Anti-Racism Our ambition is to produce research that engages with contemporary societal issues and delivers real world impact. We seek to communicate our research in forms that are meaningful for academic, policy and lay audiences.


On-site Supervision and Support

Our internships include 24/7 on-site staff to support students working and living abroad. All students will also report to a supervisor at their internship site. Supervisors provide and oversee daily tasks, introduce the intern to team members, and mentor the intern in organizational agility, skill acquisition, and career readiness. Interns complete a midpoint and final evaluation, and supervisors complete a final evaluation of their interns. All work responsibilities and projects are approved in advance. 


Academic Credit

Students on an internship have the opportunity to enroll in their home university for credit, or enroll in a course through API to transfer back to their university for credit. Email for more information and a syllabus.

Housing and Excursions

Housing and excursions are included in your internship and will be selectable during the application process.