Are you a student at UEA and would you like to get involved with Norfolk’s Firework Volcano as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations? Well, we have an amazing opportunity for someone to join us as a Literature Outreach Coordinator over the summer. Volcanoes have an amazing ability to capture people’s imagination, and we wanted to get children excited about the project through the stories, myths and legends that volcanoes have inspired. For a recent example, look at The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman which features our chosen volcano, Mount Merapi.
During the internship you’ll gain experience in the communication of academic research and ideas to Primary School age children across lots of different subjects. We’ll be running two days of Primary School outreach on the 26th and 28th of September exploring topics around the Firework volcano: including the science of volcanic eruptions, volcanoes and the environment and volcanoes in literature and film. You’ll be involved in the following:
- Helping generate materials around volcanoes in literature and film – both hands-on and in written form
- Working alongside the graduate intern (Tahmeena Aslam in ENV), to liaise with ARM Outreach Teams, the academic teams and the primary schools in the run up to and during the events
- Assisting with publicizing the event using social media
- Recruiting and training Student Volunteers to assist on the 26th and 28th of September
- Assisting with the running of workshops associated with Volcanoes, Myths and Literature
We’re trying to make this project as interdisciplinary as possible, so you’ll get to work with several departments and schools at UEA, including; Environmental Sciences, Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, Film, Media and Television and with members of the Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing Team.
The closing date for applications is the 14th July, so get applying! For more details on how to apply, click here.