November 22, 2016, by Ailsa Mitchell

IAPS Blog Assistant Paid Internships

Salary: Approx. £10 per hour (plus holiday pay)

Location: Residence in Nottingham is not required

Hours: 10-15 hours per month


The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies is seeking applications for four paid internships to work with the Editor of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies’ soon-to-be-launched new blog platform – IAPS Dialogue – Professor Katharine Adeney. In the first instance the positions will be for 6 months and will be renewable by mutual consent (up to a maximum of 18 months).

The interns will work closely with Professor Adeney on administrative and other matters relating to the blog and associated social media. Tasks will include identifying topics to cover on the blog, liaising with scholars and practitioners working on Asia to write blogs on these topics, particularly covering the countries in South and South East Asia, editing the blog posts, promoting the blog material on social media.

The internship will be managed by Professor Adeney, who will provide training and supervision throughout. The internship will provide experience of working in an academic environment, external engagement and academic network building. The position will be most suitable for PhD students working on South and South East Asia. The successful applicants will have specialist knowledge about the contemporary affairs of at least one South or South East Asian country.

Person specification

  • Graduate degree (in hand or in prospect) in Asian studies
  • An academic training in the contemporary affairs of least one country in South or South East Asia.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Excellent editorial and proof reading skills
  • A professional and responsible attitude
  • Good attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently (after receiving guidance)
  • Experience of using WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram an advantage

How to apply

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please submit a CV (2 pages maximum) and a one page cover letter (addressing each point in the person specification) to with the subject line Intern Application. Any queries about the role should be addressed to Professor Adeney. More information about IAPS can be found at

Closing date: Friday 9 December, 4pm (UK time).

We will only notify those candidates who are shortlisted. Unfortunately, we are not able to give feedback to candidates not shortlisted.

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