Fancy paid business experience with a global publisher?

Become a Gale Ambassador and help raise awareness of the
fascinating digital archives available at your institution.

Gale is an international publisher of digital archives and other library resources such as eBooks.

Many students at your university remain unaware of the great digital resources available through your library. This includes many of Gale’s primary source archives, such as –

(To see all the Gale archives available at your institution, search ‘Gale Primary Sources’ in your library catalogue.)

We are recruiting students from your institution to undertake awareness-building activities, so more students find out about and use these archives!

The benefits of being a Gale Ambassador

Gale Ambassadors are paid £500/€580*, plus the role is also great for your CV…

  • Business experience – work directly with staff at a global publisher
  • Get published on our company blog – creating great, shareable evidence of your work
  • Run your own marketing activities – refine copy and post placement to make successful use of social media
  • Speak at subject society events and lectures – public speaking experience is always great for a CV
  • Discover more primary sources for your own essays – potentially improving your grades
  • Opportunities for in-house work experience with a global publisher




You may also be offered other opportunities during the year, such as attending and even speaking at industry conferences and networking with scholars, librarians and other publishers.

*dependent on region.

What’s expected of Gale Ambassadors?

The Gale Ambassador role runs throughout the 2019-20 academic year. You can complete the following activities at a time most convenient to you, as long as they’re spread evenly throughout the year.

  • Blogging: Write 3 blog posts (around 700 words each) for The Gale Review.
  • Social Media: Post 20 times throughout the year about our archives on a social media platform of your choice.
  • Live Events: Organise 4 live events (e.g. speaking slot in a lecture or a peer-to-peer training session).
  • Market Research: Share our survey link with at least 10 students at your university to help us gather more student feedback.

Two-day training session

Please note: All ambassadors are expected to attend a two-day, in-person training session taking place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2019. Depending on your location and distance to the venue, you may need to travel either side of these days. Gale will cover all travel, food and accommodation costs.

We really look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions at all, please email Jessica at Gale (with no obligation to apply):


Feel free to share this page with any students you know who may be interested.

Interested? Here's how to apply.

To help us select the strongest students for the Gale Ambassador Scheme, we ask applicants to send us their CV and a short video (no more than 5 minutes) which includes the below:

  • Introduce yourself: State your name, university, year group and course.
  • Explain: What you would say to students in a lecture to emphasise the value of primary sources?
  • Suggest: Two ideas to increase awareness of the digital resources at your university. Be as creative as you like!
  • Add: Any other reasons you’d be good for the role.

Please name the files in the following format: 
John.Smith.CV.docx and John.Smith.Video.mp4

Once you have your video and CV ready, complete the form below to apply for the Gale Ambassador Scheme!

You will need to upload your video and CV to WeTransfer. This will generate a link (URL address) which enables us to download your video and CV. Paste the link into the form below.

To apply you must be a current student at one of the following universities, and be studying an Arts, Humanities or Social Science subject.
Portsmouth – Durham  – Galway –  Exeter – Helsinki – Liverpool (applications are now closed at these accounts)

Birmingham – Oxford – *Applications close 15 July*

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