New Research Internships Summer 2021

International Labour History Conference

Positions: 3 to 5

Duration: 16 August to 10 September (4 weeks)

Number of hours per week: 30 hours (week 1) + 40 hours (week 2) + 40 hours (week 3) + 30 hours (week 4) + 10 hours (report)

Place: Vienna (Austria)

Specification: The internship activities for week 1 and week 4 can be done either online or on-site. The activities for week 2 and 3 requires the presence of the intern on-site.


Project Description: The conference entitled “Historicising the Concept of Europe in Global History” brings together two major networks for labour and social history in Europe: the “European Labour History Network” (ELHN) and the COST Action “Worlds of Related Coercions in Work” (WORCK). The event offers a broad and diverse programme of labour-related panels, keynote lectures, roundtable discussions, a film screening and an exhibition. It is organised by the University of Vienna and takes place as a hybrid event from 30 August to 3 September 2021. Conference participants decide upon registration whether they take part online or on-site. For further information and a detailed programme see:



1.      Familiarise with the concept and topic of the conference (week 1)

2.      Prepare the conference site (week 2)

3.      Participate in professional Zoom trainings (week 2)

4.      Assist the welcome desk (week 3)

5.      Host Zoom meetings (week 3)

6.      Compile lists of the online and on-site participants (week 3)

7.      Give practical support to the on-site participants (week 3)

8.      Give technical support for online and on-site participants (week 3)

9.      Generate a complete list detailing the online and on-site participants of each programme item (week 4)



·         Skilled computer user

·         Very good English language skills

·         Knowledge of another language than English and German is preferred but not compulsory

·         Precise and diligent worker

·         Communicative competence


Contact: Prof. Dr. Juliane Schiel (