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Intern - Digitisation Metadata
Thanks to a grant from the Arcadia Fund, IUCN aims to expand the digitization of our collection to increase the free, worldwide access to the conservation knowledge produced by IUCN.
To achieve this, we are looking to hire a Digitisation metadata intern on a 50% basis and for a period of six months.
The intern will consult internal and external sources as well as the report itself to determine elements such as copyright owner, publisher, and record type and then create quality metadata that conforms to existing standards and schemas, inputting that metadata into IUCN’s library system.
Finally, the intern will be involved in preparing shipments for digitization; controlling the quality of digitized files; adding or updating files, individually or in bulk, to records; and other tasks.
In addition to time spent on the main project, the intern will have dedicated time to shadow library and publishing staff. We encourage interns to participate in meetings, small projects, outings, and other opportunities as they arise during their time with us.
• Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in library, information, or documentation science (or similar).
• Professional working knowledge of English required.
• Knowledge of French and/or Spanish a plus.
• Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Competence with Microsoft Excel and rest of the Microsoft Office suite.
• Ability to handle documents with care.
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: https://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and some 15,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.
IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.
Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.