The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 191 member National Societies.


The IFRC is looking to hire two archival studies students or recent archival studies graduates for 13 weeks to work as interns on an archival arrangement and description project in its office in Geneva, Switzerland.  The successful candidates may start on April 22nd (ending on July 19th) or April 29th (ending on July 26th), 2019.


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 (less than 1 year before 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 4th, 2019.  The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:


No response will be given to email messages.


The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.