Apply now at ACDH-CH for an internship in Summer 2022

In July and August, the ELEXIS partner institution ACDH-CH offers internships for students, academics and young professionals interested in getting to know the institute from the inside.
Internships at the ACDH-CH (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage, Austrian Academy of Sciences) aim to provide a hands-on work experience and an insight into the workings of an academic research institute with a focus on digital humanities scholarship. We are pleased to report that we have had 15 to 20 interns every year since the programme’s commencement in summer 2017.

Interns will gain a first-hand impression of the academic world and an understanding of what a career as a DH researcher may entail. In assigning interns to specific research projects or work groups, we will take into account their interests and allow them to practice specific skills, while also giving them the opportunity to expand their academic knowledge and gain new experience.

Depending on your personal specifications and previous experience, your activities at the ACDH-CH may focus on:

  • Project-Based Research: participating in one of the ACDH-CH’s current research projects that engage in humanities scholarship with the help of digital tools and cover a broad spectrum of areas of inquiry from linguistics, philology, history, media studies, musicology and many more. (Please specify in your application which current project(s) you are particularly interested in and why).
  • Technical Development: developing and improving software for DH research, data analysis, user interface design, often in relation to one or more of the research projects.
  • Outreach and Knowledge Transfer: supporting our networks, knowledge transfer and outreach team in their task of internal and public communication, event management and other outreach activities.

The ACDH-CH offers internships of 80 hours (20 hrs a week for 4 weeks), 120 hours (30 hrs a week for 4 weeks), and 160 hrs (20 hrs for 8 weeks, summer months only). Unfortunately, at this point, they cannot offer financial compensation, but are happy to award academic credit if an external internship is part of your university curriculum.

The application is open until April 18th, 2022.


To learn more about the application process and contact details please visit the ACDH-CH website.