The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies.
The IFRC is looking to hire two archival studies students or recent graduates for 13 weeks to work as interns on an archival arrangement and description project in its office in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will start on April 23rd (end date July 20th) or April 30th (end date July 27th), 2018.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
– Appraise (in consultation with supervisor) records in storage to determine which should be transferred to the Archives.
– Arrange and describe the records, and enter the descriptions into a database.
– Assess the physical condition of the records and identify those requiring conservation treatment.
– Re-box and re-file the records.
– Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level archival studies programme, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) from a university or equivalent level archival studies programme.
– Be able to read and write in English
– Be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French.
– A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC (75 CHF per day worked).
– Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.
The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018. The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126
No response will be given to email messages.
The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.
Manager, Library and Archives Unit
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies