The United Nations University Library accepts internship applications from interested students who are currently enrolled in library and information sciences related courses or those who have recently completed graduate courses in library and information sciences related disciplines.
The Library, including the archives and registry unit, manages library and information services, collection and information resources development, and library networking and consortia. It organizes instructional sessions, operates the registry and maintains the archives in support of administration, research and postgraduate educational programmes throughout the UNU System.
The purposes of the UNU Library Internship Programme are:
Work assignments and projects will be formed according to the study background and the experience of the intern. Interns may be assigned to assist small staff teams with some of the following:
Processing catalogued library materials; cataloguing selected UN publications; cataloguing UNU digital publications and other materials; indexing the catalogued materials with UNBIS; compiling subject bibliographies; collecting and digitization of historical UNU documents; assisting with public services; preparing statistical data for electronic resource usages; designing web resources and information; relocating library materials; developing digital reference tools for postgraduate courses; research on appropriate integrated library systems and other relevant areas.
The criteria for selection of interns are the following:
UNU does not provide any financial assistance. No stipend or travel assistance is available; therefore, the intern must be able to support him/herself in the Tokyo metropolitan area for the duration of the internship. The United Nations headquarters in New York however, has compiled a list of potential funding sources for interns.
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