Harvard Oxford Summer Internship in Medieval Archaeology
One or two research internships will be awarded to Harvard undergraduates to accomplish an important scholarly mission in Europe this summer. Under the general supervision of Dr. Helena Hamerow, Professor of Medieval Archaeology, Oxford University, between ca. June 1 and July 30, the intern(s) will work on a medieval archaeology research project for approximately one month; a second month will be spent working on the archaeological excavation of an important late Roman and early Anglo-Saxon site. Based in Oxford’s Institute for Archaeology, the summer interns will meet and work with archaeologists, have opportunities to visit sites and excavations on their own initiative, and perform an invaluable scholarly service to the broader archaeological and historical community. By the very nature of their work, they will be exposed to some of the leading scholars in England, and gain unique insights both into a new and rising field, and into the academic and other aspects of life in a major intellectual and cultural center abroad. The successful interns will need some background in medieval studies and/or archaeology, and some basic understanding of scanning, databases, and general computer skills, as well as the ability to conduct independent work within a foreign institutional and academic environment. Previous Medieval Archaeology winners consider their Harvard-Oxford internship one of the highpoints of their College experience.
The Harvard-Oxford Summer Medieval Archeology Internship bears no independent funding but you may qualify for support from one of the myriad funding sources on campus. For instance, The Harvard-Oxford Summer Medieval Archeology Internship qualifies for support from the David Rockefeller International Experience Grants (DRIEG). Applicants for the internship should therefore apply to the Rockefeller Program specifying that they are candidates for the Harvard-Oxford Medieval Archeology Internship. You may not have graduated at the time that you will hold the award.
For information on student eligibility, funding expectations and the application process, please visit the Funding Sources Database (funding.fas.harvard.edu).
There are two separate applications and deadlines:
1. Application to the Harvard-Oxford Medieval Archaeology Internship:
Noon, Friday, February 1, 2013. See below.
2. Applications for most funding sources on campus are due around February 10. For summer grant information and the application form, go to: http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/summer_international_experience_internships.htm
Students will find their own lodgings. At the conclusion of the summer, interns will submit a three-page report to Professor McCormick on their experience.
To apply for the Harvard-Oxford Summer Medieval Archeology Internship, submit by Noon, Friday, February 1, 2013:
o a personal statement of why you should be chosen for the award (1 page maximum) and why this is an
important opportunity for you; please specify the foreign languages you can speak and/or read
o a list of relevant medieval studies and archaeology courses you have taken
o a transcript
o a letter of recommendation from a Faculty member or Instructor who knows you and your work well
All materials for Application 1 should be submitted to Professor McCormick
c/o Ms. Liana DeMarco (email@example.com) by the deadline of Noon, Friday, February 1, 2013.