Research Information & Knowledge Hub Intern

Contract Type:  Fixed-term maximal

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


Founded by business executives for business executives, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institute with campuses in Lausanne and Singapore as well as a Management Development Hub in Shenzhen.
We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our executive education and degree programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best by the Financial Times,  Bloomberg, Forbes, and others.
Our leading position in the field is grounded in our unique approach to creating real learning, real impact. Through our research, programs, and advisory work we enable business leaders to find new and better solutions.
Our purpose is Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders and organizations that contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a


Research Information & Knowledge Hub (Library) Intern (100%) / 6 months minimum starting in August 2024

The Job's Mission

IMD’s library, the Research Information & Knowledge Hub, seeks an intern to assist in achieving the team’s objectives of efficient, high-quality customer service and research publication processes. The intern will support the Hub’s two sub-teams (information research services and knowledge management) with a wide range of tasks, including reference desk shifts, information research, interlibrary loans, publication digitization, and data registration and cleaning. The position will provide excellent behind-the-scenes support for IMD’s programs and thought leadership.

Key activities & accountabilities

  • Support the Infodesk (reference desk) by answering information requests from the IMD community
  • Conduct information searches using online databases
  • Support Interlibrary Loan request services
  • Process incoming journal issues (“bulletinage”)
  • Participate in a large-scale digitization project for IMD publications (review and complete data available in publication system; scan, file and discard documents)
  • Contribute to IMD’s knowledge base by cataloguing new publications
  • Help ensure the accuracy and completeness of IMD research output data through data cleaning
  • As time allows, assist with other tasks such as pedagogical tools support, loans support, resource guides and training support, online database statistics collecting, etc.


Formula for success


  • Pre-HES candidates are strongly encouraged to apply (see Bachelor Information Science
  • Gymnase / high school diploma or equivalent, with strong interest in information science



  • Experience organizing documents or other information desirable
  • Experience with an online information database desirable
  • Basic research experience (in school) desirable



  • Excellent personal organization
  • Strong attention to detail; meticulous and precise
  • Good ability to focus 
  • Capacity to analyze and understand publications and assign relevant metadata tags
  • Technology-oriented, with experience in the use of online databases and the Internet
  • Good English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office products, including at least basic knowledge of Excel


How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.