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Archives Graduate Internship

Library and Archives
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
15,281 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is seeking a recent Graduate (or someone intending to graduate in 2017) for our new internship scheme, which provides an opportunity for those who wish to take up a career in Archives to gain valuable knowledge and experience before commencing  a Masters programme in this discipline.

The internship is designed to meet the FARMER criteria for archive traineeships, and will develop the intern’s skills and knowledge through functional responsibility, team working and customer service; exposing you to many developmental opportunities, both as an individual and as part of the wider archives team. It is intended that during the last three months of your internship, you will be able to select a project or conduct research on a specific topic of your choosing, supported by your Mentor and other archives staff.

Candidates should have a degree meeting the criteria required to apply for a Masters degree in Archives; the intention to complete a professional archives qualification; knowledge of what it means to work in a busy, pressured Customer Services environment; the ability to work independently and plan your own time, strong written and oral communication skills and excellent IT skills and the potential to learn new systems and operate new and/or unfamiliar hardware.

Candidates should not already hold a professional archives qualification, although individuals with other traineeship experience may apply.

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, and is available on a 15 month fixed term contract from 1 July 2017. The Information Services Directorate operates a flexi-time scheme which allows for flexible working whilst ensuring operational requirements are fulfilled.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 13th, 14th or 15th June 2017 and you will be asked to indicate your availability as part of the application form.

For queries about the role, please contact Chris Webb, Keeper for Archives (01904 321161,


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