Internship programme for 2017 now open for applications.

The USTC hosts an active programme of internships. This is intended to provide scholars and students with an interest in analytical bibliography with an opportunity to work with the project team in St Andrews. The internship will involve extensive practice in the manipulation of digital resources, and interns will play a substantial role in the development of data for the project.

In the year 2016 the project group hosted a team of five interns from the universities of Udine, Trento, McGill, Caen, and Karlova, along with a number of volunteers from the universities of St Andrews and Dundee. It is intended to recruit a team of roughly similar size for the year 2017.

The internship will be for a period of 6 weeks, to be taken in the period between 5th June and 14th July 2017. The USTC will meet the costs of transportation to and from St Andrews, and housing will be provided in university accommodation. There is no further remuneration attached.

All interns will also attend the USTC annual book conference, ‘The Book in Central Europe’, scheduled for 29 June -1 July 2017. The costs of their places at the conference will be met by the project.

Applicants should have interest in the field of early modern history or book history. Applicants should also have a command of written and spoken English, and fluency in at least one other European language. Training in Latin will also be an advantage. Likely candidates will either be pursuing a postgraduate qualification or have recently completed a postgraduate degree, though we have in the past also offered an opportunity to well qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing further work in book history.

Interested candidates should apply by e-mail attachment to the project director, Prof. Andrew Pettegree (

Your application should describe your qualifications and intellectual interests, and specify your language competence. Please append the name of one academic referee, who should be asked to write or email directly to: Prof. Andrew Pettegree, School of History, University of St Andrews, GB- KY16 9AL, by the closing date.

Preliminary enquiries should also be directed to Prof. Pettegree.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017, and successful candidates will be notified in February 2017.

Application form and terms and conditions.