D-Day Research: Normandy in VR

Posted 28-01-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 0
Anticipated Timeline March 4 - May 3 (8 weeks)
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The two successful interns will research and report on Canada’s actions in Normandy, 1944. Different sources (primary, secondary, written, photographic, auditory, topographical, etc.) are required to be accessed; doing so may involve time in the archives at Calgary’s The Military Museums in addition to researching online and in various libraries.

Products of the research will be included in Valour Canada’s exciting, ground-breaking, and educational Juno Beach 75th Anniversary, 360⁰ virtual reality project.

The student will gather engaging primary and secondary source materials that tell of Canada in Normandy on D-Day. The student will also write a brief description/summary (less than 3 sentences) about each piece in the virtual exhibit. This short summary will be embedded in the virtual environment and needs to be compelling to the VR user (i.e. quality is more important than quantity)  Note: Some pieces of research, e.g. photos, video, audio, text, etc., will be embedded into the virtual environment as is; therefore, it’s important that the researcher find the ‘cool’ stuff that will appeal to a wide audience.

Valour Canada is a Calgary-based non-profit dedicated to connecting Canadian youth to our shared military history and heritage. Learn more about us HERE  

 

Time Commitment

  • 10 hrs per week (at least 75% will be out-of-office researching) for 8 weeks.
  • Interns are required to attend the Valour Canada office for 1 - 3 hrs per week. Check-in meetings will occur weekly at the office.
  • A more detailed project timeline will be provided at the interview for the applicants’ information.

 

-Application Deadline: Feb. 26

-Interviewing: Feb. 19-27

 

Successful interns will be considered for future employment once the internship is completed.

 

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Communication and Culture

Some specialized skills required:

  • Have a background in Canadian History, Military Studies, Education, and/or related areas
  • Show attention to detail, while being well organized, consistent, and diligent
  • Use verbal and written communication that is clear and concise

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Gather engaging primary and secondary source materials that tell of Canada in Normandy on D-Day
  • Write a brief description/summary (less than 3 sentences) about each piece