SOAS University of London

SAAAP Postgraduate Internships

30 August 2017

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS University of London is pleased to announce that we will be awarding bursaries for a small number of Postgraduate Internships for current and graduating Alphawood Scholars (funded through SAAAP) to undertake internships in museums, galleries and libraries in and around London.

The internships are intended to facilitate postgraduate work and engagement with ongoing projects related to the SAAAP mission and remit:

To support and advance the understanding and preservation of Southeast Asian Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture from ancient to pre-modern times. The SAAAP remit includes study of the built environment, sculpture, painting, illustrated texts, textiles and other tangible or visual representations, along with the written word related to these, and archaeological, museum and cultural heritage.

Having solicited Expressions of Interest from prospective Host Institutions, SAAAP is delighted to announce our first Postgraduate Internship opportunity at the Royal Asiatic Society in London. We are now inviting Expressions of Interest from Alphawood Scholars and Alumni who are or plan to be based in London from September 2017 until at least December 2017 and who are available to be placed as a SAAAP Postgraduate Intern at the Royal Asiatic Society during this time and possibly beyond.

If selected for placement, Interns will receive a bursary to support them during the time they are committed to the Internship, with the value of the bursary to be determined by the number of hours committed to the Internship. Internships may last up to a maximum of 60 hours, at a maximum of 10 hours committed per week.

To learn more about the Internship opportunity offered by the Royal Asiatic Society, please download the SAAAP Postgraduate Internship - Royal Asiatic Society (pdf; 107kb) description here. To learn more about the scheme or to apply, please download the SAAAP SAAAP Postgraduate Internships - Scholars Application (msword; 62kb) . Completed forms should be submitted to SAAAP Programme Administrator Chloe Osborne at by 15 September 2017.

Please note that, as new SAAAP Postgraduate Internship opportunities come available, they will also be announced here. Please keep this page bookmarked for future updates. 

For further information, contact:

SAAAP Programme Administrator - Chloe Osborne