Internship in the Digital Humanities – Data Analyst

The British School at Athens is very happy to host annually a Data Analyst internship in the Digital Humanities

The application period is currently not open. Please see below an indicative job specification based on the 2022-2023 call.


We are looking for an organised and highly-motivated graduate from a UK HEI to provide support for implementing across the BSA the data model that has been designed by the Digital Asset Manager for the digitisation of our corporate and collections data. This is a career-development position, and on-the-job training will be given. 

The Data Analyst will be trained and managed by the Digital Asset Manager. They will also work closely with the IT Officer (0.8 FTE) who is responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure of the BSA (hardware, servers), software, and website.

This internship will be paid at the living wage rate for Greece.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To document digital requirements for data and media capture, storage, retention and dissemination in support of BSA academic computing. Evaluate against and conform requirements to industry standards.
  • To document and validate data requirements for office automation solutions.
  • To adapt industry-standard thesauri for local BSA purposes; implement within appropriate data capture and management tools.
  • To design and write reusable Python code that facilitates data ingestion, reporting and exchange.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of BSA Digital Collections, using PHP and JavaScript coding.
  • To maintain an internal website with plans, status reports, and issues associated with digital asset initiatives.

Person specification:

The successful candidate will have graduated from a UK HEI with at least an undergraduate degree in a subject concerned with the the mission statement of the BSA or they will have an undergraduate degree in computer science (or a similar field) with a strong interest in the research areas of the BSA. They will be highly motivated and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, the ability to work independently and in teams, and they will have an interest in the scholarly work conducted and facilitated by the BSA. They will also be able to demonstrate how taking up this position is part of a longer-term career plan. Previous experience building and/or working with structured data (databases, spreadsheets) is required. Previous coding experience is desirable but not essential.

This position would be ideal for a graduate seeking practical experience working with cultural heritage data on an ambitious data management project, or for a graduate with a strong interest in Greek history and archaeology looking for some hands-on experience -based in Athens- before pursuing further academic study.

Details on applying for the 2023-2024 internship will appear on this page in due course.