Are you studying English at Level 5 or 6 at LJMU this year? Passionate about theatre? Intent on pursuing a career in archives or heritage studies? Interested in events management? Keen to show off your social media skills? Fancy creating online resources for new second year module ‘Body, Mind and Soul: Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture’? If the answer to any of these questions is a resounding ‘yes’, then do apply for this internship which is designed to give you invaluable hands-on experience of organising a conference.

Just hearing the name ‘Drury Lane’ immediately conjures up images of London and the theatre. However, surprisingly little is known about that first theatre on Drury Lane, the Cockpit-Phoenix Playhouse dating to c. 1616. This unique event will redress this imbalance through the cutting edge research of leading scholars and theatre practitioners. Actors will perform short scenes from Cockpit plays and delegates will be offered access to rare theatrical documents from the period. But, best of all, LJMU English is delighted to give two students the opportunity to be part of this event which will take place at the London Metropolitan Archives on Saturday, September 9th 2017.

There are three phases to this internship:

Pre symposium: LJMU

  • writing publicity material for the symposium

September 8th and 9th: London Metropolitan Archives, Clerkenwell, London

  • helping to set up a display of rare seventeenth-century documents at the London Metropolitan Archives on Friday September 8th
  • assisting with hosting the Symposium on Saturday September 9th which coincides with an exhibition at the LMA on ‘Life on the London Stage’

Post symposium: LJMU

  • writing an article about this internship which will be posted on this website and printed in the London Metropolitan Archives newsletter
  • creating a legacy of online resources for fellow students for the new English Literature module ‘Body, Mind and Soul: Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture’

Interns will be paid for 15 days (105 hours) on the Living Wage, and the internships will include rail travel and overnight accommodation in London on September 8th.

You will be working with Rebecca Bailey in LJMU English department, Eva Griffith, a theatre historian based in London, and Tom Furber, Development Officer at the London Metropolitan Archives. For further details about this internship please contact Rebecca via her email:

This opportunity is exclusive to Levels 5 and 6 students studying English Single Honours, or in joint honours combinations with Drama, History, Media & Cultural Studies, or Creative Writing at LJMU this year.  To apply, please send a CV and a completed application form to by 4pm on Friday 23rd June, 2017.   Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the week beginning 26th June.

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