07 March 2019.



(Not Funded)



The mission of OHCHR’s Regional Office for South America is to observe, promote and protect human rights in seven countries across the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. To that end, we establish relationships for close cooperation, technical assistance and permanent dialogue with governments, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, UN country teams and agencies, among others.

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Under the general guidance of the Public Information Officer and the direct supervision of Information Assistant, the intern will assist in implementing order, classification and visualization initiatives for the physical and digital librarian material of the office of the High Commissioner, including the following functions:
– Review the stock and integrity of the library materials and participate in the redesign of the library’s physical space.
– Develop a database that contains all publications in existence in the office and their quantities.
– Contribute to the updating of the Library’s digital repository.
– Develop services that increase the visibility of the digital library, internally and externally.
– Contribute to the improvement of a library communications plan and ensures that internal and external users are informed of the new resources offered by the digital library.
– Prepare promotional and interactive Library materials about services and information resources.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • library sciences.

Required Languages

English, French , Spanish.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • For this internship, studies in library sciences are desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Advanced knowledge of Spanish (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme.
    Advanced knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an asset.

Opportunity Cost

(Not Funded)

  • The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your account from here.

Second Step: Submit an online application.


The Cover Note must include:
– Degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied ?)
– Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
– List your top three areas of interest.
– Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
– Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mustafa Abdelshafy/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Reem Khaled / Egypt 
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