Degreeplus, University Archive

Internship Opportunity for UoG student

Special Collections and Archives Internship Opportunity:

Remembrance Memories Co-ordinator

During World War II, the University’s Francis Close Hall campus was the site of St Paul’s College, a male teacher training college. A practising school for local boys was also located in what is now the Bodley Building. The University Archive holds material such as photographs, eyewitness accounts and other memories from this era. The wider St Paul’s community is still home to some residents who lived here during the conflict, which included bombing raids on the area. Gloucestershire Archives and Cheltenham Local Studies Library hold newspapers from the time that detail the unfolding conflict and the impact this had on the community. This internship will utilise both material held in the University Archive and the wider community to produce a memories display for this year’s remembrance commemorations on 11th November.

The intern will be fully briefed and work alongside special collections and archives staff as part of a small team. The project will involve researching material held both in the University Archive and Gloucestershire Archives/ Cheltenham Local Studies Library. There will also be the opportunity to liaise with members of the St Paul’s community to gather material and memories for the display, and promote this through local media channels.


This internship would suit any University of Gloucestershire student interested in a career in archives and/ or research, or with a general interest in social history and the St Paul’s area. The internship will run from September – November 2015, and the student can go on to complete a Degreeplus Award. Other useful personal attributes can include:

  • An interest in social and cultural events
  • Creative and inquisitive
  • Motivated and able to work without direct or constant supervision
  • Accurate and detailed
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Communication – both written and personal
  • Team working
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management

To apply login to the Degreeplus portal via the student homepage and search “Remembrance Memories Co-ordinator”


Internship Opportunity

There is one place left for a current student to work as a Special Collections and Archives intern as part of the University’s Degreeplus programme. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to box-list the archives of The Cathedrals Group, an association of sixteen universities and university colleges with church foundations, dating from 1984 – 2004.

You will be shown how to compile an archive box-list, the first step an archivist will often take before cataloguing large collections, sorting and describing what is there. You will also highlight records for disposal following a retention schedule and undertake basic conservation measures. There will also be the opportunity to write about your experience of the project on the Archive News blog and The Cathedrals Group website. This is a chance to get hands-on with archive material and will be great experience for any students thinking about a career in archives and records management.

The ideal candidate will be able to spend 2.5 weeks working in the Special Collections and Archives at Francis Close Hall, to be completed by the end of July 2015.

To find out more and apply for the role, login to My Degreeplus.