Library and Information Science Internships 2023 at CSIR

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications for the 2023 Internship: Library and Information Science.

Four internship positions are available.

CSIR is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa.

The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

About the job:

The CSIR has an Internship opportunities for Library and Information Sciencein the Library Technical Services.

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:

Under supervision the Intern will be required to perform the following duties:

  • Cataloguing of books and journals
  • Shelving of books and journals

  • Indentifing items for weeding by following the approved weeding guidelines
  • Quality control of Online Computer Library Center (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
  • Assist in the administration of eResources

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in library or information science;
  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Customer service attitude;
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel ;

  • Attention to detail;
  • Team player;
  • Goal oriented and deadline driven;

  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.


For more info, please email us at [email protected] please do-not send applications to this mailbox, it is for inquiries only. 

Closing date: 03 February 2023

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