DERC / India Internship
Digital Ethnography Research Centre [DERC], Royal Melbourne University of Technology, extends the Internship opportunity to Indian students [Master’s level] for a duration of one to three months.
DERC is committed in its continued and ongoing focus on digital research practices and assumes even more significance in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The DERC Internship aims to extend the realm of digital research, questions, and methodologies to Indian students, particularly from regional universities.
With most of the universities in the country opting for online, virtual teaching sessions, the students find themselves even ever more immersed in the world of the digital with limited tools, methodologies, and reflexive engagements to ground their realities or the sense of selves.
The DERC Internship offers an opportunity to the students to explore myriad issues of digital life-worlds, representation, and expressions of self. Any student currently enrolled in a masters programme at an Indian university may apply; no prior experience required. There is no standard format for submission of the internship research, and individual discussions with students will be held to agree upon the format, including but not limited to, audio diaries, written texts and visual representations.
If interested, please contact Dr. Tripta Chandola at or with a brief of the topic to be pursued and the duration of the internship. This internship does not offer a reimbursement, however the students will be guided and mentored in diverse aspects of digital research methods and writing and will be awarded a certificate from DERC upon successful completion of the internship.