Internships at OPEC for Archive Cataloguing Project

Deadline: 23 June 2019 – Internship Code: DSD/DVL/19/3

Situated in the heart of Vienna, Austria, the Secretariat of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is offering an exciting, full-time internship opportunity in its Data Services Department.

The Data Services Department acts as a central, timely provider of reliable up-to-date data, documentation and information pertaining to energy markets, the oil market in particular, and renders IT development services.


  • Assisting in cataloguing, indexing, describing and organizing information assets;
  • Processing, packaging, and re-arranging physical records according to established principles;
  • Digitizing records, including the preparation of documents, scanning, performing quality control and assigning metadata;
  • Assisting with records transfers as required;
  • Assisting in other archive-related tasks as necessary.

Duration: 3 months.


The successful candidate will be enrolled at least in the final year of a recognized university programme in Archival Science, Records Management, Library Studies, History, Computer Science, Information Technology, or any other Science related to Information Management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in Archival Science, Records- and Information Management.
  • Interest in emerging Information Management Technologies and Improvements.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Good verbal and written skills, including the ability to describe records accurately and consistently.
  • Shows initiative and integrity.
  • Knowledge of Records- and Archival-Management-Software is an asset.
  • Knowledge of International Archival Standards (e.g. ISAD(G), RiC, DublinCore) is an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their CVs to [email protected], quoting code DSD/DVL/19/3 in the subject field, by 23 June 2019