Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) internship opportunity

NiCHE is looking for a student with an interest in environment and history who will work with our executive and editors to help develop, enhance, and manage our website and blog during the Fall of 2022. 

About the organization:

The Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) was founded in 2007 with a mandate to help create intellectual connections and a scholarly community for students, teachers, and researchers interested in history and environment in Canada. In 2010, NiCHE created a website as its the central hub of operations. Over the years, the website has expanded to include a variety of resources related to history and environment in Canada, including project pages for researchers, an open-access scholarly journal, and a popular blog called The Otter.

NiCHE is a non-profit organization lead by an executive of emerging and established scholars based in North America and Europe. The Otter blog is managed by two co-editors-in-chief and an editorial collective to publish short blog posts several times per week.

About the placement:

NiCHE operations are designed to foster an intellectual community by facilitating connections between students, scholars, and teachers, as well as by mobilizing knowledge emerging from research and teaching in the environmental humanities. Working with NiCHE is an opportunity to develop contacts with an interdisciplinary network of scholars, while simultaneously learning how to manage and create web content produced by scholars for a wider public audience. 

The intern will work closely with the NiCHE executive director and The Otter editors-in-chief, as well as various other project managers and editors, to update website content, help create new project pages, and contribute to the editorial process of the blog. The intern will receive guidance and training on the work required, most of which will be done using WordPress software, and should have strong writing and editing skills. 

Edit back pages of the blog 

  • assist in editing older blog content to bring in line with more recent style guidelines and technical features 
  • work independently to fix and eliminate errors and resolve issues 

Update older resource pages the NiCHE website 

  • assist in updating older website resource pages 
  • work independently to fix and eliminate errors and resolve issues 

Create new project pages on website 

  • assist NiCHE executive members working on new pages on the website 
  • create and edit content in consultation with project managers 

Develop content for the NiCHE website or blog 

  • take initiative to envision and develop a project that related to environment and history, such a gallery page or blog series 
  • work independently to coordinate content for the website of blog 

All work will be carried out remotely. The intern must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection. 

Timing or hours of placement: 8-10 hours per week/12 weeks, up to a maximum of 120 hours. Flexible timing throughout the week. Placement begins the week of September 12.

Credit: Half credit (0.5). This internship is for pass/fail course credit at the University of Toronto through the Department of Art History. This is not a paid position.

(Graduate students: Please note that the course code will be different for you than that shown in the application package. You are still eligible to apply.)

Interested students should send an application by August 25, 2022 to Dr Jessica Mace ( Applications should include a letter of interest (including any relevant coursework or experience), and a resume. Please indicate to which posting(s) you are applying. If you are interested in multiple postings, you only need to submit one application.

This project is supported by the Learning & Education Advancement Fund at the University of Toronto

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