Bibliothekspraktikum (The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London)

Would you like to volunteer at The Wiener Library for 5 to 6 months full time?

This placement is for students/graduates of librarianship, information science, or archive studies as well as for students of history or Holocaust studies. You will gain insight into all aspects of library services including acquisitions, cataloguing, indexing, archival work and customer services.  You will be involved in reader services and project work.


  • Student/graduate of any of the above
  • Good reading knowledge of German
  • Fluency in English
  • Good social skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail


  • Interest in the history of the Holocaust and related subjects
  • Interest in digital humanities
  • Additional language skills welcome

The placement is unpaid but travel expenses for London transport (zones 1-4, depending on the location of the accommodation of the intern) will be covered. The Library may be able to provide advice and assistance in finding affordable accommodation. External funding might be possible for students from abroad.

To apply, please email a covering letter and your full CV to Miriam Haardt who can also be contacted for further information.

Starting date:

3 April 2017 (Deadline for applications: 15 Feb 2017 or earlier, if a suitable applicant is found).


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