Internship - Archives
|Family Duty Station|
|13 weeks||01 May, 2015 - 28 August, 2015|
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.
- 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.
Ability to speak French would be useful but is not essential.
The basic internship is intended for young people pursuing university level education to gain work experience in the area of their education.
The basic intern must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) in an area that is compatible with the IFRC activities. A minimum requirement is an endorsement letter attesting to the fact that the intern is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the envisaged period of the internship.
- A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC at the end of each month (75CHF per day worked).
- Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.
The selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.