Digital Archivist (Internship)

  • Support
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

Digital Archivist (Internship)

Job description

MVRDV is looking for a Digital Archivist Intern who will take care of our project archives and databases. During this internship you will learn how to organize different kinds of materials and data. You will be working with different materials produced in a variety of ways, including photographs, text files, official documents, recordings and films on a daily basis. In order to succeed in this role, you need to be a structured and communicative person with strong attention to detail and have an affinity with database management. Does this sound like you?


  • Designing and managing digital collections by establishing metadata object description schemas, controlled vocabularies, and exercising quality control of the software, equipment and metadata records to facilitate access to archival materials.
  • Organizing, preserving and taking care of physical collection using industry best practices.
  • Working with internal teams to collect project materials, uploading these to our digital archives and classifying them.
  • Maintaining user-friendly, computer-aided search systems. Assisting stakeholders when in doubt or struggling with these systems.
  • Importing and copying photographs from various digital media into our database.
  • Visualizing data sets and communicating these in an easy-to-understand way for various stakeholders.
  • Asking questions and getting to the bottom of projects to ensure correct classification.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s student. A study in Archival Management, Information Science or Data Science or a similar subject.
  • Fluent English speaker with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in processing digital archival collections, including experience in creating metadata descriptions, digitization, organization and care of born-digital materials will be a plus.
  • Data mining and data checks experience is also a plus.
  • Available 32-40 hours/week.

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a global and ambitious company, here are a few benefits that we offer:

  • An exciting, inspiring and international working environment.
  • An appropriate internship allowance of € 700, - per month based on a working week of 40 hours.
  • Public transport allowance for your home-office commute.
  • Regular excursions, parties and corporate activities such as sports.
  • A healthy lunch at the office.
  • Contribution to your sports subscription at OneFit.
  • Great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

This is us

MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. We create social, innovative, realistic, green and remarkable architecture for a changing world. We believe that our work makes the world a better place by realizing dreams that actively contribute to global urgencies. We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing organization with currently more than 300 employees. We’d love for you to join us!

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treat all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.


Please reach out to us if you are interested after reading this vacancy and you want to learn more about this position, the team or our organization. Apply and/or leave your contact details if you want to explore the potential opportunities! We are ready to invite you for a first introduction!

If you want to know more about the application procedure, feel free to contact Valeriia Savchenko (Recruitment Coordinator) via