INTERNSHIP - Image Bank Archivist

INTERPOL - Vacancy Notice
Title: INTERNSHIP - Image Bank Archivist
Reference of the post: INT00548
Directorate: Executive Directorate Strategy & Governance
Sub-Directorate: Communications
Duty station: Lyon, France
Duration: 11 months
Estimated starting date: July 2016
Level of security clearance: Basic
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2016
INTERPOL’s Internship Programme welcomes candidates from any of our 190 member countries.
The Programme attracts talented students or recent graduates to the Organization and provides them with:
  • A better understanding of the Organization’s goals and objectives and how international police cooperation is organized
  • An insight into how an international organization operates
  • A framework to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, thereby developing skills which are useful for their career and future employment
  • Experience of working in a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance
All the relevant information about our Internship Programme may be found on our official web site.
Candidates should familiarize themselves with the conditions of internship and the requirements prior to applying for this internship.


The Image Bank is the Organization's photograph library. It is managed by the Communications Office and contains thousands of photos from events, conferences, activities, INTERPOL people and buildings etc.
Throughout this internship the selected candidate will be able to:
  • Develop Content Management and Indexation skills
  • Gain knowledge of an international organization’s content management system (CMS) dedicated to visual material
  • Learn how to build a multilingual thesaurus and experience how INTERPOL shares its visual content with its member countries
Supporting the Communications Sub-directorate the selected applicant will:
  • Manage the content of INTERPOL’s image bank
  • Label images and attach specific key words to them making it possible for one image to be searchable through different inquiries
  • Sort images into sub-categories
  • Build a multilingual thesaurus
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the supervisor


All candidates will be assessed on the under mentioned requirements.
  • Be a national of one of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries
  • Have attained the legal age of majority in their country of nationality


  • Be enrolled in a, or have graduated from, a post-secondary accredited academic institution within the past six months on the date of submission of their application preferably in the field of Information and Documentation (Library Science, Documentation, library and archive management) or other related fields.


  • Fluency in English

Specific skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Organized
  • Flexible
  • Fast learner
  • Attention to detail
In addition to the requirements, the following would be beneficial.
  • A good command of French
  • Knowledge of Ajaris, Photoshop or Lightroom
  • Experience in meta tagging


Application process

Only applications submitted in response to a specific internship vacancy will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to answer individual queries. 
A completed online application is required and should include a cover letter including:
  • Your motivation to join the INTERPOL internship programme
  • Your interest in and your assets for this specific internship opportunity
  • Your expectations for this internship
Assessment method
All applications will be assessed against the requirements indicated in this vacancy notice. Candidates who meet these requirements most closely will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration and assessment.
INTERPOL does not discriminate on any grounds and candidates will be treated under conditions of equality.

A confidentiality vetting inquiry will be carried out on behalf of the Organization prior to confirming any selection. By accepting this offer, you give the Organization expressed consent for completing this inquiry.
If selected, you will be required to produce a certificate of non-criminal records (including spent and unspent sentences pronounced by justice) from your country of nationality and from any other country in which  you have resided for more than 12 months in the past five years. If you are considered at a further stage of the selection process (interview) we advise you to familiarize yourself with the procedure for requesting such documentation in the concerned countries so that, if accepted, your arrival to the Organization is not unnecessarily delayed.

INTERPOL has four official languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Working languages in Lyon are English and French.

INTERPOL would like to inform candidates that their application may be considered for other similar positions.

INTERPOL operates a non-smoking policy.

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 Member Countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities, and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
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