Within the V-MOVE program, the University of Brighton in UK is offering a position for an intern in the field of economic impact assessment and business modeling. Interested researchers and professionals may apply through the Call4Mobility.
Name of the hosting institution:
Cultural Informatics Research Group, University of Brighton
Brief description of the unit hosting the internship:
The Cultural Informatics Research Group based at the University of Brighton undertakes research across a spectrum of interdisciplinary areas to support the development and use of digital collections. Research focuses on technical areas, including 3D virtual environments, archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies; and non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education.
Max number of internships/year: 2
Areas of host institution’s expertise for internship proposals:
Impact and sustainability of virtual museums and the exploitation of digital assets.
Projects will be dependent on the experience and background of the interns, but could involve economic impact assessment, or business modeling.
Benefit to host:
Provides an opportunity to test impact models developed by the project. Provide more case studies for the project.
Areas to be developed: cultural economics, sustainability, impact.
Some combination of the following skills would be desirable:
- Heritage and/or business background
- Understanding of virtual environments.
From May 2012
Facilities and Supervision:
Access to facilities including provision of serviced working space within the group and support with potential access to contacts and travel funds.