The Weiner Library / Study of the Holocaust and Genocide – London, UK

The Weiner Library / Study of the Holocaust and Genocide – London, UK


Organisation Name: The Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Location: London, UK
No. of places available: 1
Suitable Discipline/s: History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, International Relations, International Studies

About the Organisation

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Our vision is of a continuously developing library, archive and information service for the UK and for the international community, dedicated to supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide, their causes and consequences.

The Library provides a resource to oppose antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and intolerance. Its reputation rests on its independence and the scholarly objectivity of its activities and publications.

Our mission is:

  • To serve scholars, professional researchers, the media and the public as a library of record.
  • To be a living memorial to the evils of the past by ensuring that our wealth of materials is put at the service of the future.
  • To engage people of all ages and backgrounds in understanding the Holocaust and its historical context through an active educational programme.
  • To communicate the accessibility, power and contemporary relevance of our collections as a national resource for those wishing to prevent possible future genocides.

About the Internship

Role description: Library InternStart Date: Flexible (to be determined with the host)- Winter 2018  and Summer A/B
Duration: 
6-8 weeks
Eligibility: Only available for ATS3130 (12 CP)

Role Description

  • Purpose: Supporting the aims and goals of the Wiener Library via learning about the Library’s collections and shadowing various teams, including Research, Outreach, and Collections.
  • Chief time will be spent with the Collections Team by working with archival, photographic, and printed materials. It is expected that the intern will contribute to our reading room operations and document delivery service.

Essential Skills

  • A pleasant helpful manner when dealing with users.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to undertake repetitive tasks effectively without loss of speed, accuracy or patience
  • Intern must be numerate and literate to the standards required by the activities of the role

Eligibility 

  1. You should meet the eligibility criteria for, and be able to enrol in ATS3130 Arts International Internship (completed 96 CP and have a distinction average).
  2. You should have checked with Arts Student Services to ensure you have room in your degree for this 12 CP unit.
  3. You should be studying:

Scholarships & Funding

For further information about available scholarships and funding please click on the links below:

How to Apply

Please apply for ATS3130 or ATS3935 Arts International Internship.

For more information please contact the WIL team.