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Internship: Digital Librarian

1.31.17 –  Digital Library Internship
OSCE Secretariat, Vienna, Austria
Sarah P’s comments:  I was asked to post this internship and am glad to do so however please note this is an unpaid position and check to see which nationalities are eligible to apply:
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see
Closing Date: February, 13, 2017
The Department to Address Transnational Threats (TNT Department) supports the Secretary General in functioning as the focal point of Organization-wide programmatic activities relating to countering transnational threats and in ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three dimensions and among all OSCE executive structures, while respecting their mandates. The TNT Department comprises the Co-ordination Cell, the Strategic Police Matters Unit, the Anti-Terrorism Issues Unit and the Border Security and Management Unit.
The Co-ordination Cell (CC) of the TNTD supports the Secretary General and the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office in all cyber/ICT security-related matters and acts as focal point for requests from participating States (pS) for activities to enhance cyber/ICT security and supports them in the implementation and development of pertinent confidence-building measures (CBMs). TNTD/CC also promotes OSCE efforts in this area at international expert meetings and liaises with internal and external partners to explore potential areas of co-operation and collaboration.
The POLIS Online Information System was developed and launched in 2006 as a web application that provides users with a digital library, a database of international experts available for short-term assessments in countering transnational threats, a database of country profiles related to law-enforcement agencies and criminal justice systems in pS, a discussion platform for online events and associated social media presences.  TNTD have built a new online information platform by utilising state-of-the-art web technologies, based on the experience and feedback accumulated since 2006, to better reflect OSCE-wide activities in addressing transnational threats.
The Co-ordination Cell is looking for an intern for up to 6 months to start in March 2017 to help them with the migration of content from the old POLIS digital library to the new library.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision/guidance of the Information Management Officer, the intern will assist with:

  • Migrating assets from the old web site to Drupal 8, which requires reviewing and providing the proper metadata and ensuring the entries’ adherence to style guidelines;
  • Proofreading entries on Drupal 8 for proper metadata, inclusion of associated files and other criteria;
  • Assessing user experience of the Drupal 8 site;
  • Performing any other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be under the age of 30 (on the date of the deadline of this vacancy) and from an OSCE participating State;
  • University degree or currently enrolled in a Masters in information management, library science/digital libraries OR a first level degree in journalism with a strong emphasis on copy-editing/proofreading;
  • Some previous work experience or an internship related to management of thematic information repositories or in web editing and copy-editing would be an asset;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Attention to detail with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
  • Professional fluency in English with very good communication skills; knowledge of another OSCE language, especially Russian, would be an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Required Competencies:

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay in Vienna nor reimburse travel expenses. 

The internship will be for an initial period of three (3) months with extension up to six (6) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.  
The selected intern will participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense but the OSCE will cover life and disability insurance.
How to Apply:
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under  Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

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Internship: International Archivist

1.5.17 –  International Archivist Internship
ACOR – The American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: rolling deadline
Link to job posting:
Years of experience required: 0-2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: This is a full time (35 hours per week) paid internship. It is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.
Working directly with the Jordanian project coordinator, the Archival Intern will be responsible for the routine processing (i.e., describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, and storing) of the ACOR photographic collections according to the priorities and workplan defined by the project’s consulting Senior Archivist. The Archival Intern will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, both for permanent digital archival storage and web accessibility. As needed, the Archival Intern will consult with the project coordinator and leaders for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.
This opportunity is initially available for the Spring /Summer of 2017 (3+ months); the Fall 2017 semester (4 months) and the Spring 2018 semester (4 months). ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this paid internship to one intern per semester or cycle for the duration of the funding for the project or at least three academic years.
Please send a current CV with covering letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, at
Questions concerning this internship or the application process may be directed to Mrs. Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at

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Fellowship: US Foreign Affairs

12.16.16 – Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
US: Worldwide positions
Sarah P’s comments: This is a posting for US citizens. The Foreign Affairs department includes The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) whose goal is ‘to connect people with policy through dialogue that is relatable and understandable’ and who administers the American Spaces, the information resource centers attached to embassies. While an MLIS is an advantage, it is not strictly necessary in order to apply as long as you can prove relevant experience. Click here for more info. For more information about working as a librarian for the US Government please read Chapter 6 of my book.
The Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was designed to bring talent into the Department’s foreign affairs ranks. The fellowship is open to individuals whose educational background meets the basic requirement for the Foreign Affairs occupation.
The Department of State uses diplomacy to foster a global environment that encourages international collaboration and cooperation. Civil Service Foreign Affairs positions play a key role in the Department’s diplomacy efforts, performing critical functions, such as work related to foreign policy development and monitoring international agreements. The Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was designed to bring fresh talent into the Department’s foreign affairs ranks. The Fellowship is open to individuals whose educational background meets the basic requirement for the Foreign Affairs occupation at the time of application. During the application window, the Department will provide detailed information regarding the submission process. Many positions are available.
The Department will begin receiving applications from February 6 – 13, 2017.

Fellowship Duration   Fellows will be hired initially for a two-year period, which may be extended for up to an additional two years at the discretion of the hiring bureau.

  • Eligible for health and life insurance coverage; and
  • Eligible to earn annual and sick leave.
Compensation Depending on candidates’ educational background, the starting salary may be one of the following: $43,684 (GS-07), $53,435 (GS-09), or $64,650 (GS-11).
Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Meet the educational requirements for one of the STEM or Foreign Affairs disciplines.
  • Be able to successfully obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance for the position.
  • Be able to pass random drug testing.
  • Be found suitable for employment (as described in Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 731).
Application Requirements – to be considered for the Fellowship Program, applicants must submit the following information to the appropriate email address for each position type as listed in the programs above:

  • Resume;
  • Copy of transcripts;
  • Veterans’ preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214)
  • A concise statement (one to two pages) explaining their interest in the Fellowship and articulating the attributes he/she will bring to the Program.
How to Apply

Step 1: Identify the type of position that you are interested in.
Step 2: Click on the name of the bureau for which you want to work. A new window will appear with the bureau’s email address. NOTE: You will not be able to click on the bureau names until the first day of the application window.
Step 3: Send your application materials to the bureau’s email address.  The application materials are found in the “Application Requirements” section.  All applications must be received by February 13, 2017 for the Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
How You Will Be Evaluated

Once all application packages have been received, they will be reviewed to determine whether all required documents were submitted. Resumes will be reviewed, and, if the basic qualification requirements are met, will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified candidates with Veteran’s Preference will be considered before non-preference candidates, in accordance with Chapter 5 Code of Regulations, Part 302.

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Internship: International Librarian

11.14.16 –  International Librarian Internship
Relief International, Jordan (US NGO)
Sarah P’s comments: This is a unique position for anyone with school library experience and seeking to gain international experience and/or experience with an NGO, which can lead to further career possibilities. Note: they do not list a timeline and they are requesting fluency in English and Arabic. (I am not sure they will get this- I would apply anyway and work on learning Arabic.)
Glassdoor Reviews for Relief International

ABOUT RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization that transforms adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Innovatively, RI bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
Position Summary 
Under the supervision of the Education Program Manager, and in close collaboration with RI team, the intern will assist in the establishment and running of four libraries located in four educational centers in Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps. With limited resources, in a challenging environment, intern will work toward making libraries safe learner-friendly spaces, which stimulate learning processes, socialization and at the same time operate as a resource center for a wider community.
Position Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Assist in designing and equipping interior space in a functional and creative way
  • Draft library curriculum that will include educational and recreational activities and develop reading habits among children, adolescents and youth
  • Incorporate information literacy instruction in library services
  • Develop professional capacities of several Syrian volunteers who will work as librarians during and after the internship period
  • Create context specific classification system and lead on the development of networked library catalogue
  • Develop collections of both printed and digital educational material
  • Establish relationship with other libraries in Jordan and seek ways for potential collaboration
  • Establish relationship with other education providers inside the camps and explore possibility for the development of central catalogue and ILL services within/between camps
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications and requirements: 
Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Experience and passion to work with children, adolescents and youth.
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively and professionally.
  • Experience in library instruction and library work.
  • Mature judgment, strong sense of integrity, initiative, and self-starter
  • English and Arabic fluency is required.
  • Information and computer literacy (MS Office package).


  • Degree in pedagogy or teaching qualification in addition to LIS qualification
  • Previous work experience in conflict, post-conflict environments, ideally in the Middle East with refugees.
  • Experience working in a school library.
  • Understanding of open access issues and Open Educational Resources.
  • Ability to use a variety of technological applications for library and classroom use.

RI Values: 
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
To apply click on this link:


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Internship: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation

10.26.16 – Andrew W. Mellon fellowship in Paper Conservation
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Sarah P’s comments:  I assume this position is for librarians who have the right to work in North America however you can write to check if interested.

Fellowship Summary
Under general supervision by Paper Conservator, the Fellow Conservator will assist all duties related to the performance of preventive conservation treatments, the item-by-item condition reports and the substitution of storage conservation materials of the permanent paper collection. The successful candidate will also assist with the day-to-day conservation tasks, preservation education and exhibition-related projects.
Duration of Fellowship
The Museo de Arte de Ponce offers a two-and-a-half year fellowship, from the 17th of January 2017 to the 14th of June 2019.
Stipend and Allowance
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $32,000 a year (plus Health Care, Social Security and 15-day vacation), with an additional $2,000 allowance for travel.

  • Bachelor Degree in science or arts.
  • Master’s Degree in Art Conservation, specialized in Paper Conservation from a recognized institution.
  • Intern experience in paper conservation in museum environment.
  • Good communication skills and willing to work enthusiastically with colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a wide range of conservation activities.
  • Flexibility to adjust to unplanned changes.

Application Process
Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest, a resume and the three (3) references to: Mariela Vera, Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator, by sending an e-mail to Please combine the cover letter, resume and references into one document. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.

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Internship: Info Systems & Communication

7.26.16 – Information Systems & Communication Internship
ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand
Posting Period: 1 August 2016-31 January 2017
Job Opening number: 16-IST-ESCAP-62128-P-BANGKOK
To apply: A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. To complete an online application, please create and complete a personal history profile (PHP) and a cover letter in the UN e-Recruitment system (
Please ensure that you indicate your proficiency in the English language in your PHP.
Please note that incomplete applications with not be reviewed.
The cover note should include

  • Title of the degree currently being pursued by the applicant and the specific subjects taken;
  • Expected graduation date from the degree programme that the applicant is enrolled in;
  • List the IT skills and software programmes that you are proficient in;
  • Explain how an internship with the Office of Information and Communications Technology in the United Nations fits within your career plans and why you would be the best candidate for this team.

Please note that due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), education, skills, languages and three references
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This internship is located with the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), Department of Management (DM). The internship is UNPAID and full-time (five days per week for 35 hours), for a minimum duration of two (2) months and can be extended up to six (6) months. Interns will work under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The intern will provide support to HR-IT Office of Information and Communication Technology’s strategic and/or operational programmes. Examples of duties to be performed may include the following

  • Support towards the various stages of systems development using information technology project management methodology, to include for example design, development, installation, systems analysis, programming and operations support;
  • Participate in training activities, including the preparation of training material and user documentation, and compilation of relevant information;
  • Support towards strengthened business relationships to include coordination of responses to client requirements and the delivery of HR-IT Office of Information and Communication Technology services and solutions;
  • Provide support towards ensuring adoption of HR-IT Office of Information and Communication Technology initiatives, to include the development of communications and marketing materials, using design, publishing and/or video production software;
  • Attend and support the preparation of meetings, conferences, workshops and other events;
  • Support the activities of HR-IT Office of Information and Communication Technology as needed as deemed necessary by their supervisor
  • Modify and update manual of operations containing specific and relevant written procedures, policies and forms to meet quality standard requirements.
  • Assist on the assignment to develop and maintain methodologies for project and resource reviews during projects or when they complete.
  • Compile feedback on resource performance on a project and store for future reference.
  • Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team.

NOTE: The intern will have an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the project and resources planning, implementation, and operation of United Nations global support centre, and the application of the new United Nations Talent Management System built on a modern ERP platform (PeopleSoft).

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Technological Awareness: -Keeps abreast of available technology

  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Have demonstrated intention to study further or work in a field relevant to the work of Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications and/or Library Science;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Be familiar with cutting-edge technology and tools and/or have experience with social networking and collaboration platforms;

Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Applicants are encouraged to clearly indicate their areas of interests and highlight their specific skills and/or experience in their cover note. They are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving UN department.
Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.

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Job: Temporary Senior Records Management Assistant

6.9.16 – Temporary Senior Records Management Assistant
OSCE Secretariat, Vienna, Austria
Sarah P’s comments:  Please note that vacancies in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States. For a list of the 57 countries,  please see
Note: this is a temporary position until 31 December 2016 with possibility of an extension.
The Records Management Unit (RMU) currently comprises four staff members who are responsible for registering official correspondence, overseeing the systematic transfer and destruction of records, handling reference requests, and developing record-keeping tools and resources. RMU also provides advisory services on record-keeping to all OSCE executive structures and actively promotes best practices in records management.
Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Records Management, the Temporary Senior Records Management Assistant will perform a variety of duties including project-related work as well as administrative tasks. The Temporary Senior Records Management Assistant’s tasks include:

  • Identifying and documenting requirements for records-related projects;
  • Communicating requirements to ICT team;
  • Developing and documenting procedures, user guides, and other reference material;
  • Defining criteria for user acceptance testing, providing feedback and identifying issues;
  • Developing and delivering training to users;
  • Appraising backlog files and integrating them into the Secretariat’s records holdings;
  • Conducting records-related exit procedures for staff members leaving the organization;
  • Assisting with notes verbales administration;
  • Researching a range of information management topics and providing recommendations;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed secondary education;
  • A minimum of six years of experience in information management, specifically records management, archival science or library science;
  • Strong knowledge in records management standards and best practices;
  • Experience working on implementation projects relating to records management systems would be an asset;
  • Professional fluency in English; knowledge of other OSCE languages would be an asset;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications;
  • Experience of working in a multilateral/multicultural environment;
  • Analytical; detail-oriented; client-oriented;
  • Ability to work under time pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package:
Monthly remuneration is EUR 4,245 (12 times a year). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme. Appointment will be made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How to Apply:
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

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Internship: Archives and Records Management Section

6.6.16 – Intern for Archives and Records Management Section
IAEA Headquarters (International Atomic Energy Agency), Vienna, Austria
Sarah P’s comments:  Sorry, missed this one.  Deadline is in three days…

 Closing Date: 2016-06-09, 11:59:00 PM

Duration in Months: 6 months


The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year. The internships are awarded to persons studying towards a university degree or who have recently received a degree (see the Internship web pages for further details).
The purpose of the programme is:
  • to provide interns with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in line with their studies or interests, and expose them to the work of the IAEA and the United Nations as a whole;
  • to benefit the IAEA’s programmes through the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
The duration of an internship is normally not less than three months and not more than one year.

 Organizational Setting

The Department of Management (MT) provides a ‘platform of services’ that serves as a foundation for the successful delivery of the IAEA’s scientific and technical programmes. Its mission statement is as follows: “MT is a partner and a business enabler that champions change and efficiency, leveraging a common purpose”. Thus, among other support activities, it assists a scientific manager in recruiting the right expert, helps a technical officer coordinate the purchase of radiation equipment and ensures that all Board documents are translated and distributed on a timely basis to Member States.
The Division of General Services provides service functions throughout the IAEA such as travel and transport support, facilities management, archives and records management, and management of the VIC Commissary. It has five sections.
The Archives and Records Management Section establishes a framework for the creation and management of authentic, reliable and usable records, capable of supporting IAEA business functions and activities for as long as they are required. The Section is divided into three Units: Mail, Records and the Archives Unit.
Main Purpose
 The internship is designed to provide experience in Archives and Records Management Section.
Functions / Key Results Expected
• Archival processing constituting appraisal of semi-current records
• Assisting in developing promotional activities such as guided tours, exhibitions, and development of an online portal
• Creation of finding aids and drafting series level descriptions based on the ISAD (G)
• Developing strategies in long-term preservation of digital records
• Revision of the institution-wide functional file plan
• Revision of the institution-wide retention schedule
Skills and Expertise
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Qualifications and Experience
  • Undergraduate degree or graduate level studies in the relevant fields in archives and records management
Applicant Eligibility
  • Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
  • Candidates must not previously have participated in the IAEA’s internship programme.
  • Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in any other IAEA official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an asset.
  • Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.


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Internship: Web Content Correspondent

5.19.16 – Web Content Correspondent Traineeship
Cedeforp, Thessaloniki, Greece
Sarah P’s comments:  This sounds interesting…
Would you like to gain professional experience in an international
Cedefop, the EU Agency based in Thessaloniki, Greece, offers the following
9-month traineeship starting on 1 October 2016:
Project description:
– Assistance in generating content for Cedefop’s webportal and social media.
– Database development, maintenance and updates.
– Degree in Web content management, Communication, Library and Information
Studies, or related field
– English at level C1 (Common European Framework of reference for languages)
– IT literacy
– Experience with web communication, database development, html and web
A monthly grant of EUR 600-900 is offered.
To apply, for further information and for alternative traineeship offers go
Candidates are advised to read all information before submitting their online
Deadline for submission: 6 June 2016
Bettina Brenner
Cedefop – Department for Learning and Employability
PO Box 22427, GR-551 02 Thessaloniki
(+30) 23 1049 01 73

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Internship: Library Science/Archivists

3.15.16 – International Library Science Internship Position
Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sarah P’s comments:  This is an opportunity to have an internship in the USA for a foreign-trained library and/or archival studies student.
Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a Library Science or Archival Studies (or equivalent) graduate student or recent graduate to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives.  The program is open to students currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States or a student who has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program begin date.
Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals.
 Position is available:        Sept. 2016 – May 2017
Application Deadline:     May 1, 2016.   Review of applications will begin immediately.
 Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.
 Typical Duties and Responsibilities
* Perform basic reference interviews and services. Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using Library, Archives, and Digital Asset Management systems, including EOS International integrated library system (ILS), Cuadra STAR Knowledge Center for Archives, and Asset Bank.
* Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.
* Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.
* Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.
* Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.
* Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier.
* Assist in cataloging materials (including object collections and digital assets).
* Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.
* Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.
* Assist with capturing oral history interviews.
* Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.
* Participate in student activities and field trips as scheduled.
Applicants must be active and ambitious learners and are expected to strive for efficiency and a high level of quality in all tasks performed. The willingness to follow all supervisor instructions and Longwood safety procedures is essential.  Proof of proficiency in English is required from all applicants. A valid driver’s license written in English or an international driver’s license is preferred. Candidates must be independent-natured, able to perform repetitive tasks, and lift 50 lbs.  Some weekend and evening hours might be required.
*     Be pursuing or have recently completed a graduate program in Library Sciences or Archival Management studies.
*     Be able and willing to work independently.
*     Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.
*     Have physical ability to push fully-loaded book carts and handle heavy or oversize volumes.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
*     Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens’ policies and procedures.
*     Have a valid driver’s license.
The position extends throughout 9 months, full time, 40 hours per week.  This is a paid position with optional free housing provided.  Longwood Gardens offers a mandatory medical insurance plan (does not include dental or eye care) to all International Program participants. All Internationals are required to have health insurance coverage.
For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, see .
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Completed applications should include:
1. Completed application form accessible here:
2. An official transcript of all college and university courses (provided in English). Please include an explanation of the grading systems used in your particular school and university so we may accurately interpret your transcripts. We need to understand what symbols represent excellent, good, average, poor, and failing.
3. A reference from your academic advisor or professor regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your advisor’s signature over seal).
4. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably within your field of interest (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your employer’s signature over the seal).
5. Proof of proficiency in English (a letter from your academic advisor or professor regarding your understanding and use of the English language OR results of TOEFL examination).
6. Proof of International Driver’s License.
The selection committee will consider only complete applications.
Mail to:
Domestic & International Studies Coordinator
Longwood Gardens
PO Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA
All application material must be received by May 1, 2016.

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