Friday, February 26, 2016

Photo Archivist Intern. UNDP, New York. Open until 1 March 2016

Photo Archivist Intern

Application Deadline :01-Mar-16
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :English  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 months

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.

  • 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;
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Enrollment in a graduate degree programme in development, communications, public or business administration, information management, digital photography, or related fields preferred.
  • Experience with digital archives and photography is a must;
  • Web experience is an asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Additional knowledge of French/Spanish is of benefit).
  • Must be available at least three days per week.
  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, visa, etc.
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;
  • Have medical and life insurance.
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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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