The Medici Archive Project (MAP) invites applications to our junior research internship program for undergraduate and recent graduate students.
This is a six-to-eight week research based internship in MAP’s headquarters in Palazzo Alberti and in the State Archive of Florence.
Applications are accepted all year long and internships are offered according to MAP’s Fellows’ availability.
Successful applicants will spend the majority of their internship shadowing a scholar in the archives, and helping their mentor with topic-specific research.
Typical tasks will include digitizing and indexing volumes, transcribing documents, and conducting secondary research online and in various libraries or archives throughout Florence.
A significant part of the intern’s stay at MAP will be devoted to pursuing a personal research topic in the archives.
Upon applying to the program, prospective interns should briefly describe a research topic that warrants the use of primary materials in the State Archives of Florence in their cover letter. Ideally, the project should be related to the program to which they are submitting their application.
If applicants do not have a specific research project, they should outline their relevant academic interests and will be given an opportunity to develop a project, in conjunction with a scholar, over the course of the internship.
Throughout their time at MAP, interns will also be asked to perform various administrative tasks in the office. These tasks will include assisting with social media and office organization, copy editing, and organization of the paleography course.
Though the internship is designed to last six to eight weeks, start and end dates are flexible and can be altered to accommodate the applicant’s school schedule.