GloCoBank UNIQ+ Research Internships now open for 2023 applications

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The GloCoBank project is delighted to be able to offer an internship on 'International banking connections and international commerce 1870-1980' during Summer 2023 through the UNIQ+ Research Internships programme.


Designed for talented individuals from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds at postgraduate level, the University’s UNIQ+ internships offer research experience with Oxford’s world-class academic community through seven-week projects in a wide range of subject areas and departments.


Eligible students will need to be ordinarily resident in the UK and studying in at least the second year of (or have graduated from) an undergraduate course in the UK or Ireland. They will also need to meet at least one of the key eligibility criteria from a list designed to identify applicants who are less likely to access postgraduate education due to socio-economic and financial circumstances.

For details about the GloCoBank internship and other internships that are available visit where you will find further information about eligibility criteria, 2023 projects and information on how to apply. The deadline for applications is 12 midday on Friday 17 February 2023.

GloCoBank internship

History 02: International banking connections and international commerce 1870-1980 


Professor Catherine Schenk


International bank connections are a fundamental building block of globalisation. This project will help to uncover how banks made these connections in the 19th and 20th centuries. The research will involve going to archives to read original documents, using data collected from other sources and/or collecting new evidence to understand how individual banks made links across long distances to support the needs of their customers. Regions might include South America or European financial centres with links to London. The researcher will be part of a team of established academics in the ERC-Funded project GloCoBank Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 and will take part in team meetings to hear about other parts of the project. The project aims to introduce you to a range of historical methods, including how to use primary documentary sources and data management.

Project outcomes

Interns will gain experience using primary sources and data management, including data cleaning and organisation. The interns will also learn about the history of international banking, interpreting bank data and the history of financial globalisation. Depending on the intern’s skills, the outcome may be a new dataset, a visualisation of an existing dataset (e.g. using Tableau), a written case study of the links of a particular bank over time or a combination of these outcomes. Interns will also contribute blogs on their research progress. All outputs will be shared with the public on the GloCoBank website.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants with an interest in history of global economic relations since 1870. Experience using Excel would be useful but not required.

About UNIQ+ internships

As part of UNIQ+ 2023, over 120 interns will:

  • receive a stipend of £3,000,
  • stay in free accommodation at one of our world-famous colleges
  • improve their research and transferable skills by working with research staff and graduate students
  • get expert advice on opportunities for further study and research careers
  • enhance their ability to make a competitive application for postgraduate study.


Applications are now open. The deadline is 12 midday on Friday 17 February 2023.


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