GRIP: Research internships

Develop your research skills and your CV over the summer.

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GRIP is a programme that gives undergraduates six weeks full-time experience working on an academic research project during the summer between their second and final year. 

Opportunities are available in a range of departments and you’ll have the chance to work alongside academic staff on innovative projects that really contribute to Goldsmiths research. 

When and where 

The programme runs from the beginning of June to the end of July and working hours are 20 per week. Some start and finish dates may vary. Check the individual opportunity for details.

Internships take place using a hybrid working model for flexibility, meaning you can work both remotely and on campus.


Payment is via a bursary of £1578 for six weeks, paid in two instalments at the end of June and the end of July.

2024 Applications are now open

You can apply for up to two internships. See below for an overview of the projects.

If you have any questions about GRIP, please get in touch with Sabrina Duggan, GRIP Project Manager, at s.duggan (


How can feminist and queer artmaking engage with, and intervene in, cardiovascular science? During this internship in the Department of Art, you will have the opportunity to work on a project that will create new sound works to question a ‘heroic’ model of scientific authority and the traditional model of the heart as an industrial pump-like machine.

You will have the chance to visit laboratories in Kings College London, learn about interviewing, experiment with microphones and aid with setting up and documenting a public engagement event. You should have an interest in contemporary art and experience in audio-visual production, which can be moving images and/or sound art.

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During this internship with the Department of History, you will work on the Museum of Everyday Life project, which is examining the Lewisham Local History Society archive collection. The archive contains around 5,000 objects collected over the past 70 years but dating back further.

The project aims to examine and catalogue the items, research them, and use them to help public audiences learn about the past. Main tasks will include; digital cataloguing and photography, historical research, creating digital content, and curating Public History outputs. You should be interested in: social history through material culture, public history, cataloguing and digitally preserving archives, disseminating research through digital resources.

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This project aims to identify barriers to doctoral study by Black and racially minoritised researchers and to review initiatives within HE that have sought to address them. 

In particular, it will examine changing application processes and mentoring and support schemes that seek to assist applicants in navigating opaque and unequal landscapes of doctoral funding. The study will involve desk-based review, visual and content analysis of training sessions and interviews with staff and students.

The main deliverable is a short summary report. The intern will also work alongside the Generation Delta Goldsmiths Research Assistant and Champions and the Graduate School CHASE EDI GTT (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate Trainee Tutor) to develop mentoring and training at Goldsmiths. 

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During this internship, you will help to plan and set up a pilot test event for the Digital Performance Infrastructures Research Lab, an experimental forum for developing new understandings of social media performances.

You will work on tasks including literature review, activity design, event organizing, collecting case study evidence, communicating with event participants, and analysing results. You will have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to analyse performances and digital culture in nuanced ways, and a strong interest in how social media and digital infrastructures reshape politics and culture.

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During this internship at the Department of Art, you will contribute to a pilot study exploring intersectional approaches to disability and identity in arts and education.

The study aims to produce new understandings of lived experiences of disability in young people from culturally diverse, marginalised backgrounds. The study uses participatory art workshops and interviews to develop a collaborative podcast methodology with young people (ages 11–21) at South London Gallery & Thomas Tallis School.

Tasks include contributing to participatory workshop design and facilitation, conducting literature research, editing a research podcast. Interests in participatory arts, practice-based research, anti-racism/anti-ableism welcomed.

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Join an interdisciplinary team on a participant-led project enquiring into the mediatisation of ‘chronic fatigue’ in digital culture.

You will contribute to the social scientific study of illness recovery stories posted to YouTube, developing conceptually innovative and politically vital research.

You will gain first-hand experience of research design, reviewing literature, data production and analysis using quantitative and qualitative methods, and working with an international team with clinical, community, academic and entrepreneurial experience in the areas of health, medicine and wellness.

This is a unique opportunity to study the world through the lenses of media cultures, philosophies of embodiment, and medicine.

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