The Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) undertakes various training activities for UN Secretariat Offices, including the Peacekeeping Operations, all in Organs created by a resolution of the Security Council and the two international criminal tribunals (The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda).




This e-learning programme ensures that staff are conversant with basic recordkeeping principles in the UN and that their roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis records are understood. The content is currently under review. Please send an email to arms[at] if you would like further information. 


Internship Programme


The United Nations Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) ooffers an internship programme to individuals who are enrolled in or have obtained a graduate or post-graduate Library/Archival Science degree. Prospective interns are encouraged to apply six to nine months in advance of the desired internship period. The United Nations is unable to provide any financial assistance or remuneration to interns, and service as an intern must entail no financial implications for the United Nations.


Internship objectives:


Interns are normally requested to undertake tasks in connection with the ongoing projects under the supervision of an Information officer. In determining the area and substance of the intern's work, due consideration is given to the nature of the projects currently being undertaken in that area and of the purpose of the internship as expressed by the sponsoring institution or the intern. The program is for an initial period of two months three times a year (mid-January to mid-March (spring session); early June to early August (summer session) and early September to end-October (fall session).


Qualifications required:


Qualifications Required: First level university degree or advanced university degree in Library/Archival Science, History, Political Science; or enrolment in such a programme. Proficiency in spoken and written English; working knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) are welcome. Computer skills, including familiarity with applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet research. Familiarity with Databases logiciel and electronic document management an asset.



Please, check out UN Careers for more information and do not hesitate to contact us.