UNICEF internship opportunity in New York to work as a Junior Archivist |Paid Internship

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UNICEF internship opportunity in New York to work as a Junior Archivist |Paid Internship

UNICEF internship opportunity in New York to work as a Junior Archivist

UNICEF provides bright students the opportunity to obtain professional experience while learning about UNICEF’s activities. At the same time, UNICEF benefits from interns as a significant asset by offering current academic knowledge and important skills to the organization.

  • Contract type: Internship
  • Duty Station: New York
  • Level: Internship
  • Location: United States
  • Categories: Operations, Administration

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work and the United Nations system while working hands on under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (or recent graduate);
  • Be proficient in English, knowledge of an additional UN language is considered an asset; and
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

The UNICEF Archives’ goal is to take a systemic approach to preserving the organization’s institutional heritage. It aims to provide improved archival preservation of both physical and digital materials and create platforms for access through developing viable archival descriptions as well as engaging modern access platforms that satisfy client research needs. The Archives also aims to engage technology solutions through making use of new digital preservation capabilities. These goals will be implemented in line with the organizational strategy and information management requirements of stakeholders in various business areas.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF offers the opportunity for talented students to gain professional experience while being exposed to the work of UNICEF. At the same time, UNICEF benefits from interns as a significant asset by providing updated academic knowledge and valuable skills to the organization.

The archives Intern will develop archival management skills and contribute to the building up of a viable archival repository that preserves and packages its information resources for easy and effective access. The intern will report to the UNICEF Archives Archivist. This internship will be for a period of 6 months.

Key Responsibilities: 

The selected candidate will work directly with UNICEF’s archivists on selected archives management activities which include:

  • Processing archival records according to the ISAD(G) standard;
  • Housing archival records in archival folders and boxes including other repository management duties;
  • Create descriptive metadata and producing finding aids for archival records;
  • Preparation of physical records for digitization;
  • Access and reference services;
  • Any other duties as required.

Deliverables:

  • Creation of Archival Finding aids
  • Descriptive Metadata lists
  • Digitization of archival items
  • Archival items stored in appropriate folders and boxes properly labelled
  • Travel is not required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Academic Degrees: 

  • To be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school in archival studies or library & information sciences or related field or be a recent graduate within the past two (2) years with specific post-secondary education in archival studies or library & information sciences or related field.
  • A strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • A reference letter from a current or past academic supervisor.

Professional Experience: 

  • Demonstrated understanding of international archival standards, including ISAD(G).
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival metadata standards and their application.

Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must have a legal status in the US and are permitted to work.
  • No immediate relatives working in any UNICEF office or have any other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Salary/Payment: UNICEF will provide a monthly stipend during the duration of this Internship. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Insurance: UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to starting his/her work.

DEADLINE: 03 Nov 2023

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