Internship in Library Services, Operations and Information Management

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Grade: Internship

Publication date: 03 May 2023
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 17 May 2023

Vacancy no.:

Job ID: [[10727]]

Department: [[INFOTEC]]
Organization Unit: [[IMS]]
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the ILO does not inform candidates about the status of their application.

ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.

**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.

It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non- or under- represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to ilojobs@ilo.org

IMPORTANT:
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Please note that in the context of the new ILO organigram, the naming of the departments may be subject to change.

Department(s)

The ILO Library in Geneva serves ILO staff at Headquarters and field offices worldwide, member States, workersโ€™ and employersโ€™ organisations and outside researchers. The library holds a wealth of knowledge collected since 1920.

As part of the Information Management Services Branch of the ILO, the ILO Library is responsible for managing and preserving the publications of the Organization. Over the past ten years, the library has digitized a significant number of ILO documents and publications. The demand for online services and access to digital collections has increased over the past two years. The challenge is to identify topics and collections to be delivered and be retrievable online to ILO Constituents.

Learning areas

As an intern, you will be exposed to various ILO Library areas such as providing reference and research services, contributing to managing the libraryโ€™s collections, and working on information management and digitization projects.

Under the supervision of the Head of Library services and in consultation with other library managers, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

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Reference and research
. Become familiar with the IMS (Information Management Services) routines, procedures, and information services:
a. Participate in delivering information services to internal and external users by responding to requests online and in person for research on the world of work.
b. Create information products or collections on topics to be identified and chosen in cooperation with specialist staff in relevant ILO departments.
c. Participate in creating a research profile by identifying reliable sources of information.
Collection management
d. Digitize ILO meeting and other documents, ensuring quality control and proper filing for uploading to Alma, the library catalogue,
e. Create indexes for documents to be bound,
f. Working with library colleagues to weed extra copies of the ILOโ€™s main conference publications.
Information management
g. Conduct information analysis of master datasets across a predefined set of information systems to identify differences and similarities across the systems in terms of quality and consistency of information. Compare the terminology used and document the results.
h. Review the records received from the field offices to identify those that are catalogued in Labordoc and the records that are not catalogued.
i. Train to use Alma platform to catalogue records.
All interns
j. Attend regular IMS meetings.
k. Any other tasks assigned by the IMS chief.

You will gain experience in working with specialists involved in the following tasks: information management, collection management, digitisation of library collections, digital libraries, and provision of information services.

Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required profile

Education

The intern should pursue a university degree in information management, library studies or a related discipline. The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of a graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no longer than one year ago.

Experience

Some experience applying international standards for metadata/cataloguing, MARC21. Experience in Discovering services and good research skills

Languages

Working (both oral and written) knowledge of at least one of the ILOโ€™s official languages (English, French, Spanish). A proficient level of written English is desirable as the intern will need to communicate with ILO staff in field offices worldwide

Competencies

Adaptable to an international, multicultural, and multilingual environment, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team. Strong client orientation is essential.

Additional requirements

How to apply:

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.

Selection process:

Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), hiring departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected by any department for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.

If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the hiring department for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Stipend:

As an intern in Geneva, you will receive a stipend of 2450 CHF per month from the ILO, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive 2450 CHF per month. Your travel to Geneva will be at your own expense.

In addition to the amounts referred above, each intern shall receive the amount of CHF45 per month, or the equivalent amount in the currency in which the monthly stipend is paid, which is a contribution from the Office towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship.

Insurance:

Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).

Fraud warning:

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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