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23rd May
to 17th June
300 You will earn 300 bronze points for completing this activity.
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Social Media and Public History

23rd May to 17th June
This research internship will support development of content for the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage blog and social media. Students will gain experience in communicating history and heritage to new audiences outside academia.

Host Researcher: Dr Catherine Fletcher 

This is an opportunity to work on research and writing and

have your work published online.

You’ll be researching a wide range of historical topics for our blog and related social media stories.

You will:

What you’ll be doing

Tasks for Week 1: Team meeting and briefing on project. Introduction to the blog and social media. Brainstorm of content and division of tasks.

Tasks for Week 2: Team meeting, discussion of content developed so far, continuing research.

Tasks for Week 3: Team meeting, discussion and editing of draft content.

Tasks for Week 4: Finalise content, produce social media content to promote planned posts. Reflection on skills acquired during project.

The exact timing of the work is flexible and we will agree a time for team meetings that works for everyone involved.

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... on a real-life public history project.
  • Develop... your historical research skills.
  • Upskill... in social media promotion and marketing.
  • Engage online... flexible working hours with one team meeting a week.
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 23/05/22 to 17/06/22
    Work flexibly
    Most of the work for this project can be carried out independently at a time to suit you.