Student placements

If you are a Doctoral Training Partnership PhD student, you might be interested in doing a student placement at The National Archives.

Our Doctoral Training Partnership placements develop practical employability skills in a team-based workplace. They focus on the development and delivery of real projects.

Our placements are available to students who belong to one of the following Doctoral Training Partnerships, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council:

  • Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England
  • London Arts and Humanities Partnership
  • Midlands3Cities
  • South, West and Wales
  • White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities

We are currently offering placements of between four and 12 weeks within our records specialist teams at The National Archives. Placement work involves activities such as:

  • document cataloguing
  • scoping research projects
  • assisting with preparation of funding bids
  • preparation of training on collections and their historical context
  • blog writing

Additionally, students will learn about the functions and responsibilities of different departments and teams within The National Archives.

If you are interested in doing a placement with us, contact your Doctoral Training Partnership administrator first to discuss the possibility, and they may then contact us on your behalf.

We are not currently offering any other kinds of student placements.