Researching Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose

An Internship on the History of Science & the National Movement

from Heritage Walk Calcutta in association with Sir J.C. Bose Trust (Acharya Bhaban)

Duration: 6 months | 10 hours/week | Apply by 5th November 2019 | 01 position

Honorarium: INR 3000/month

Heritage Walk Calcutta is looking for a dedicated researcher with strong background in history and deep interest in the history of science to work with the materials at the Acharya Bhaban Museum to research and narrativize Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose's contributions to science and the national movement. The research will be used to increase visitor engagement and outreach by the museum. 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Kolkata-based Masters level student in history, or a relevant science field with an interest in history. 

2. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English and Bengali.

3. Willingness to work as a part of a young and diverse team of scholars. 

4. Previous experience in working with a museum/archival material is not mandatory, but is a plus.

5. Creativity and a hands-on attitude toward problem-solving.

6. Willingness to engage in social media for public outreach.  



1. Creating an inventory with object biographies of materials owned by the museum in collaboration with Sir J. C. Bose Trust. 

2. Working with archival and other material to research the life and contributions of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose including his relationships with his contemporaries.

3. Designing multi-dimensional accessible narratives tying up the research with the materials at the museum for public outreach.

4. Work with Heritage Walk Calcutta Team and Sir J. C. Bose Trust to create printed materials and social media content to expand public outreach.

5. Strict adherence to Heritage Walk Calcutta's Ethical Code of Conduct at all times.  

How to Apply

1. A short Statement of Purpose (500 words) outlining why you are interested in this internship


2. Your current CV/Resume

3. Two writing samples (dissertations, class projects, blog-posts etc.)

4. Names and contact details of a minimum of two referees

Email these to

Application Deadline: 05 November 2019

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