Summer Internship – United Nations Library in Vienna

The United Nations Library in Vienna would like to invite students currently enrolled in a Master of Library and Information Science program to submit an application to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) internship programme for the summer.

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at:

Intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable.

Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions.  The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications through the UNOV website at:

Deadline: May 15,2012 for the summer term. Library internship opportunities are available throughout the year as well.

Please note for candidates interested in internship opportunities with other UN offices or organizations, please contact those organizations directly as their programmes are administered separately.

Giovanna Gossage
Chief Librarian, United Nations Library Vienna
Vienna International Centre
Room D-0424, P.O. Box 500
Wagramerstrasse 5
1400 Vienna, Austria