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CSIR Library and Information Science Internships 2021

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting all unemployed graduates to apply for the ongoing Library and Information Science Graduate / Internship Programme 2021 / 2022.


he CSIR has two Internship opportunities for Library and Information Science, one of the internship opportunities is in the Records Management and Archival Services Stream, and the other one in the Library Technical Services.

These internship positions are for the CSIR Information Services department which forms part of the Business Excellence and Integration portfolio.

The purpose of the Internship is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience in the library and information services field within a research and development environment.  These positions are based in Pretoria.


Key responsibilities for the Records Management and Archival Services Internship:

Under supervision the Intern will be required to:

  • Index archival research and corporate records;
  • Conduct shelving and categorising of the archival records;
  • Conduct collection audits and disposal of archival materials;
  • Fulfil general Records Management and Archival duties (maintain the Archive – cleanliness of the Archive, check climate and gas control systems, shelving, digitisation);
  • Assist clients with archives requests under the guidance of the Archives technicians;
  • Participate in the special projects to keep abreast of trends.

Key responsibilities for the Library and Technical Services Internship:

Under supervision the Intern will be required to:


  • Cataloguing of books and journals;
  • Shelving of books and journals;
  • Identifying items for weeding by following the approved weeding guidelines;
  • Quality control of OCLC Knowledge Base;
  • Monitoring and processing Interlibrary Loan requests on OCLC;
  • Assist library clients with completion of library requests;
  • Database training for the walk-in clients.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in library,information science;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Customer service attitude;
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft PowerPoint / Excel ;
  • Attention to detail and a team player;
  • Goal oriented and deadline driven;
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise


Internship Application Closing Date: 12 June 2021

Internship Location: Scientia, Pretoria

How To Apply For CSIR Library and Information Science Internships 2021

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