UNICEF Junior Archivist Internship 6-Month Opportunity in New York

UNICEF Junior Archivist Internship 6-Month Opportunity in New York
UNICEF Junior Archivist Internship 6-Month Opportunity in New York

UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, presents an exciting internship opportunity for aspiring individuals. Based at the New York Headquarters, this Junior Archivist position offers a six-month duration for candidates interested in contributing to UNICEF’s mission of reaching the world’s most disadvantaged children.

Position Overview:

  • Title: Junior Archivist
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Contract Type: Internship

Responsibilities:

  1. Processing Archival Records: Execute the processing of archival records in accordance with the ISAD(G) standard.
  2. Archival Records Housing: Organize archival records by housing them in designated archival folders and boxes, and manage other repository-related responsibilities.
  3. Descriptive Metadata Creation: Develop descriptive metadata for archival records, actively contributing to the creation of finding aids for enhanced accessibility.
  4. Physical Records Preparation for Digitization: Prepare physical records to facilitate the digitization process, ensuring a seamless transition to modern archival practices.
  5. Access and Reference Services: Provide essential access and reference services to support the utilization of archival materials.
  6. Additional Duties: Undertake any other duties as deemed necessary for the effective functioning of the archives.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Archival Finding Aids: Create comprehensive archival finding aids to facilitate easy navigation and retrieval of information.
  • Descriptive Metadata Lists: Generate detailed lists of descriptive metadata, contributing to a well-organized archival system.
  • Digitization of Archival Items: Actively participate in the digitization process of selected archival items, fostering the preservation of historical records.
  • Proper Storage of Archival Items: Ensure that archival items are stored appropriately in labeled folders and boxes, maintaining an organized and accessible repository.

Travel:

  • There is no requirement for travel associated with this position.

Qualification Criteria:

  1. Age and Legal Requirements:
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    • Legal status in the US with permission to work is mandatory.
  2. Family Relations:
    • Candidates should not have immediate family members employed in any UNICEF office, and they should not have relatives in positions of authority over the intern.
  3. Academic Qualifications:
    • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in archival studies, library & information sciences, or a related field is necessary.
    • Recent graduates within the past two years with specific post-secondary education in relevant areas are eligible.
    • Strong academic performance demonstrated by recent records is required.
    • A reference letter from a current or past academic supervisor is mandatory.
  4. Professional Background:
    • A demonstrated understanding of international archival standards, particularly ISAD(G), is essential.
    • Proficiency in archival metadata standards and their practical application is required.
  5. Language Skills:
    • Fluency in English is a prerequisite.
    • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is considered an asset.
  6. Compensation and Insurance:
    • UNICEF will provide a monthly stipend for the duration of the internship.
    • There is no guarantee of employment at the conclusion of the internship.
    • Candidates are responsible for their insurance coverage, and proof of enrollment in a health/accident plan is required before commencing the internship.

UNICEF Competencies for this Role:

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical behavior
  3. Drive to achieve results
  4. Innovates and embraces change
  5. Manages ambiguity
  6. Thinks and acts
  7. Works collaboratively with others

During the recruitment process, UNICEF tests candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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