Internships

Archives at NCBS

Internship Programmes

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Call for Conservation Interns at Archives at NCBS - 2024

 

The intern is expected to conduct condition assessment of the collections, assist the Archival-Conservator with conservation treatment on physical objects. 

You will be working at the Archives for a minimum of 8 weeks on weekdays between 10 am - 5:30 pm. 

Candidates who are from varied backgrounds and disciplines can apply as long as they have a minimum of 1-2 years experience working in the field of art/archival conservation.

Only one position is open for 2024. A stipend of Rs 15,000 per month will be provided.

Candidates interested in applying for the internship need to fill-out the google form using the link provided in the call.

Apply before 31st July 2024.
Application Form :
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1a4A8YOrgHjQlf7JXJpswpIAYy2eEk5B8mO50so2f83g

 

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Archiving Internship - 2024

 

When: Between April-December 2024

Duration: Minimum of 8 weeks

Where: In-person at Archives at NCBS, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Compensation: Rs 10,000-15,000 per month 

Number of positions: 3

The Archives at NCBS invites students to join the archiving team to help us process records related to the history of science in contemporary India.  

Who are we?

The Archives at NCBS (https://archives.ncbs.res.in/) is a public centre for the history of science in contemporary India. Over 250,000 processed objects across 50+ collections are housed at the 2000-square-feet state-of-the-art physical centre. It aims to be a living, breathing place to make better sense of our intertwined histories and the moving frontiers of science.

What do we do?

We intend to collect, preserve and make available online endangered cultural artefacts related to the contemporary (~200 years) history of science in India. These records are primarily research material - administrative records, annotated manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, lab notes, photographs, negatives, slides, oral histories and other audio/visual material.

What is expected of you?

You will be part of a team who will be appraising, arranging, describing and performing basic preserving activities with regard to archival material.

How to apply?

Write an email with a statement of interest for the internship to archives@ncbs.res.in 

DISCLAIMER

Please keep in mind that this IS NOT an internship in biology or any of the sciences. And this is not an entry point into scientific research at NCBS.

 

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Making sense of history - internship programme

 

The Archives at NCBS is a public collecting centre for the history of science in contemporary India. It aims to be a living, breathing place to make better sense of our intertwined histories and the moving frontiers of science. The physical and digital archive opened to the public in February 2019. 

 

The Archives is seeking student interns to work with the archiving team. To archive is to collect, sort and make sense of history. The task of setting up a new physical and digital archive is an opportunity to think about the links between journalism, storytelling using archival material, web annotations, scientific research, IT law and classification of information. This is also an opportunity to think of ways to spread awareness about the archival material, through design narratives and artwork.

 

We are not necessarily looking for students specializing in the sciences. We invite senior school students and undergraduate/postgraduate students from across disciplines -- sciences, engineering, history, sociology, art, design, law, archival/library/museum studies, theater -- to get a feel of an upcoming archive, in both the physical and digital space. Depending on their background, the range of work will change.

 

The records are primary research material – administrative records, annotated manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, lab notes, photographs, negatives, slides, oral histories and other electronic audio/visual material. The student is expected to be part of a team that is helping build a new approach to physical and digital archives in the sciences. Future work will include a systematic approach to collecting more archival material under guidance of the archives team at NCBS, in the form of both conducting interviews and sourcing primary documents from other institutions.

 


Please keep in mind that this is NOT an internship in biology or any of the sciences. And this is not an entry point into scientific research at NCBS.

 

Making sense of history - internship programme

Period: Flexible, rolling
Duration: 6-12 weeks
Compensation: Nominal stipend will be offered to cover expenses

Contact: archives@ncbs.res.in
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