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Collections Intern for The European Library

Are you a soon-to-be qualified librarian? Would you like to work in an English- speaking international team? Then come and join The European Library team, based in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.

We are looking for an intern to join our Collections Team. Your internship will be to liaise with national and research libraries across Europe, organising, scheduling and prioritising the ingestion of their collections into The European Library.


We are looking for someone who has qualifications in librarianship or a related subject. You must be able to speak and write English to a very high standard.

The European Library

Launched in March 2005, The European Library is a free service that offers a single point of access to the bibliographical and digital collections of the National Libraries of Europe. It is a service of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) and is hosted in the Research and Development Department of the National Library of The Netherlands in The Hague. 48 national libraries in Europe have included their collections in The European Library. From 2012, we are incorporating data from Europe’s major research and university libraries. With the development of Europeana, the cross-domain portal for Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage, The European Library has become the library-domain aggregator for Europeana.

Terms and conditions of employment

The internship is available now and will be offered for an initial period of three months, which may be renewed. A monthly internship allowance according to KB regulations is payable, plus travel expenses to and from work.

How to apply

For questions about the internship please email Louise Edwards, General Manager
(louise.edwards@kb.nl). Please send your CV and application letter to the KB applications mailbox
(solliciteren@kb.nl) for the attention of Louise Edwards with ‘Internship TEL’ in the subject line.
Final acceptance date for applications: 18th June 2012 at 12:00 CET