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Friday, September 11, 2015

Photo archivist intern. UNDP, New York. Open until 16 September 2015

Photo Archivist Intern

Location :New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :16-Sep-15
Additional CategoryManagement
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Sep-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 months

 

Background
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Office of Communications at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization and is seeking a graduate student with an interest in developing institutional archives with a focus on processing, cataloging, and curating the physical and digital photographic assets of UNDP.


Duties and Responsibilities
The interested candidate will:
  • Assist the Communications team in the classification of photographic slides from 1950 to 2000;
  • Verify and cross-checking metadata;
  • Assist the Photo Editor in creating consistent metadata records;
  • Edit/re-touch images when necessary;
  • Ensure consistent filing and labeling, apply preservation criteria to individual assets;
  • Make recommendation for publishing photos on social media and web;
  • Assist with other related tasks as needed.


Competencies
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Basic Photoshop/Illustrator skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of metadata;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;
  • Interest in global issues and the United Nations;
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.


Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Enrollment in a graduate degree programme in development, communications, public or business administration, information management, digital photography, or related fields preferred.
Experience:
  • Experience with digital archives and photography is a must;
  • Web experience is an asset.
Language:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Additional knowledge of French/Spanish is of benefit).
Availability:
  • Must be available at least three days per week.
Conditions:
  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
The successful candidate will be required to:
  • Bring a certificate from her school that s/he is enrolled in a Master's programme;
  • Have a valid visa to work in the US.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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