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Internship: Health Library

5.22.17 –  Health Institute Internship
Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed Institute, Dist. Ahmednagar, India

Sarah P’s comments: For people interested in Medical Librarianship, Public Health, and NGO work, this 6-month internship might be useful.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed (CRHP), has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole to bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, CRHP has become an organization that empowers people to eliminate injustices through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP works by mobilizing and building the capacity of communities to achieve access to comprehensive development and freedom from stigma, poverty and disease.

Pioneering a comprehensive approach to primary community-based healthcare, known as the Jamkhed Model, CRHP has been a leader in public health and development in rural communities in India and around the world. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF. In the last 40 years, CRHP has directly worked with over 300 villages primarily within Maharashtra, India.

CRHP established the Jamkhed International Institute in order to systemize the sharing of the Jamkhed experience with others, people from throughout India and the world, students and faculty in various disciplines, professionals and staff of NGOs and government.

Internship Program

The CRHP Internship Program is currently offering an internship in development, communications, programs, and evaluations. Since its introduction, the internship program has become a very competitive and sought after placement for new graduates from around the world.

The intern will assist the International Training Coordinator with international groups that come for courses and individuals in diploma course (usually in role as liaison); perform the role of ‘office manager’; and assist with the library with the Coordinator and librarian.

The intern will learn about CRHP’s work mainly through the courses s/he assists with, as well as will get to know people from all over the world who come to learn from CRHP staff and villagers.

This is a 6-month minimum unpaid internship. Working hours are typically from 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Interns are given one-week holiday during their stay. CRHP provides room and board on its campus in Jamkhed, India to all interns. Internship does not cover flight to and from home country and visa fees.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in public health, development, or NGOs
  • Good writing skills and experience writing promotional materials, editing, producing and revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Competency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Publisher
  • Organizational ability, e.g. files, information, data, timetables
  • Ability to work with a team and alone
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity with high interpersonal skills
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication

Duties May Include:

  • Assist international training coordinator with international groups, including ‘hosting’
  • Be liaison between international groups & Institute/library
  • Assist with various tasks for classes (including supplies, laptop & projector)
  • Assist with responsibility of Institute/library office area, ‘office manager’, including maintaining important documents and resources on the Institute computer
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining Institute resources, including keeping Institute computer updated
  • Assist with developing/revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Assist with design & production of materials – promotion, training, PR materials, etc.
  • Assist with promotion of courses – identify organizations, social media sites, etc.
  • Assist librarian & international training coordinator keeping resources organized
  • Maintain the library computer with relevant documents and resources
  • Assist visitors with resources, being familiar with the resources

HOW TO APPLY

ravi@jamkhed.org

http://www.jamkhed.org

Applications for June 2017 start date are currently accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please email Cover Letter that details why you are fit for this position and CV to Mr. Ravi Arole, Director CRHP, ravi@jamkhed.org

BENEFITS

This is a 6 month, unpaid position. Interns live on CRHP’s campus in Jamkhed and are provided with food and housing.

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Volunteer or Internship: Librarian

5.22.17 –  Volunteer/Intern Librarian
Arajuno Road Project, Puyo, Ecuador

About us:The Arajuno Road Project (ARP)/Proyecto Ruta del Arajuno was created in 2008 with the goal of supporting the schools and improving the opportunities available in the communities along the road located between the small city of Puyo and the rural community of Arajuno – a culturally and ecologically diverse area – in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The program works in rural communities providing support in education, improving the infrastructure and learning environment of schools, and working on community development and conservation programs, such as school gardens and reforestation.

Find us online at www.arajunoroadproject.org and www.facebook.com/ArajunoRoadProject

Position summary:ARP established a center in collaboration with one of our partner communities in 2016, which acts both as the base for ARP operations and community functions. This position helps with community center development, and runs basic courses and opportunities. Center activities have included infrastructure improvements, tutoring for primary school students, English classes for teachers and community members, overseeing the library, cultural events, and in the future, computer classes.

What we ask from you: Volunteers/interns should be able to commit to at least one pre-defined service period and priority will be given to those applying for consecutive periods. You will live on site in the dormitory at the community center. After an initial orientation, you will be expected to run agreed upon community center activities weekday afternoons/evenings; corresponding planning and administrative duties will be on your own schedule. You will also be expected to participate in a weekly minga (community service) with the community one afternoon each week. Documenting your work will be important for the long-term success of the program and future volunteers. If you have any special abilities/skills, you are also welcome to propose a community class.

Responsibilities:

  • Run 1-2 classes per week
  • Oversee library hours and keep library resources organized
  • Help with overall infrastructure development and maintenance of the center
  • Assist with center organization
  • Assist during community work days
  • Assist with other center activities when possible
  • Keep activity materials up to date and organized
  • Weekly check-in with program team
  • Document work

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Experience leading activities
  • Intermediate Spanish

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous non-formal education experience
  • Previous experience working with multiple age groups
  • Previous international work or volunteer experience
  • Advanced Spanish

Skills:

  • Excellent people skills
  • First class communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to diverse situations
  • Tolerant, patient, and understanding
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn Google Drive/Docs

Dates and Expenses: Positions begin the first Monday of each month. Project participation fees include food and housing, training and administrative support for the position; the expense for the six week minimum is $550, the recommended eight weeks is $650, and additional weeks cost $50. Flights, visas, insurance, local transport and excursions are the responsibility of the volunteer.

HOW TO APPLY

project.arajuno.road@gmail.com

http://arajunoroadproject.org/apply

Please apply at http://arajunoroadproject.org/apply

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Internship: Library Consultant

5.11.17 — Library Consultant Internship
OCLC, Leiden, Netherlands

You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you’ll do the best work of your life when you’re living the best life possible. We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today’s libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

The Job Details are as follows:

This challenging internship with the largest co-operative for library services in the world is focused on expanding our services in the French market.

In our EMEA headoffice in Leiden, Netherlands we offer the right candidate in Information sciences the opportunity to learn and experience our commitment to service Libraries world wide. The team in Leiden is multi origin including French native speakers. The tasks consist of supporting the writing, editing, and producing proposals outlining OCLC’s solutions that are in response to Requests For Proposal (RFP), Requests For Information (RFI), and similar requests from OCLC users, prospective users and OCLC staff. will learn to understand the OCLC sales process, including positioning, pricing, packaging, and the strategies used for each service and type of library/group.

We are looking for a native French speaker with the following skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in information science, speciliazed in library, library automation, or and/or technical and business writing experience.
  • Document editing, proofing and formatting ability with a high attention to details.
  • Highly organized and be capable of performing well in deadline-intensive environment.
  • Good English language skills and other languages a plus.

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Internship: United Nations and UNCITRAL

3.29.17-  Library Internships
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria

The deadline for applying has been extended to April 6, 2017.

The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx).

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/library.html

The UNCITRAL Law Library serves the Secretariat and delegates of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. It houses one of the largest multi-lingual trade law collections in Europe. More information is available at: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/publications/library.html

For both libraries, intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable. For the UNCITRAL Law Library, experience with legal materials or course work in law would be considered an asset.

Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

Interested candidates can find the internship opportunity posted on the UN Careers website at:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=75976

Kind regards,
Giovanna Gossage
Chief Librarian, United Nations Library Vienna
Vienna International Centre

 

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Internships: Archivists (2)

2.2.17 – Archives Interns
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva, Switzerland

Date of issue:02-02-2017

Closing date (Geneva time zone):16-02-2017
Duration:3 months each position

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

Archives contribute to the organization in three main ways. They foster and facilitate: 1. Organizational Memory: as evidence of past actions, the archives can help to avoid duplication of effort by acting as sources of information on key issues or problems that the Federation faces again and again. 2. Historical Research: the archives are everyday business records that have been preserved, so they can give a researcher a closer look at the way the Federation operated in the past than any other source. 3. Accountability: the archives can be checked to ensure that the activities and responsibilities that have been entrusted to the Federation have been carried out as effectively as possible.

Job Purpose

The Federation is looking to hire two archival studies students for 13 weeks to work on archival arrangement and description projects. The projects will be suitable for students going into the second year of archives studies. The students must be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French. The students will have to work fairly independently, and often with limited supervision.

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.

Education

Completion of first year of archival studies.

Experience

Knowledge, skills and languages

Must be able to read French. Ability to speak French is useful but is not essential.

Competencies and values

Accountability Professionalism Teamwork Communication Innovation

Comments

Successful candidates could start April 24th or May 1st.

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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 http://www.osce.org/states.

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

Remuneration:
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 http://www.osce.org/employment.  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 http://www.osce.org/states.

 

 

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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: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/

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 opportunity@acorjordan.org.

Questions concerning this internship or the application process may be directed to Mrs. Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.

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