Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is now recruiting motivated 10th-12th grade students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library careers to apply for an innovative, hands-on internship program! We are seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to learn, work, and help others.

Why Join?
  • Build your academic, college, and career readiness skills with support from a mentor
  • Work behind the scenes on developing cutting-edge programming and projects
  • Receive a stipend, volunteer service hours and resume-building experience
  • Meet other likeminded teens from across NYC
  • Make a difference in your community
What You'll Do
  • Complete 35 hours of training and field trips focused on library, college, and career skills and 100 hours of hands-on work experience
  • Create a capstone project based on your special interests
  • Assist with a variety of library programs, events, and projects
  • Welcome people to the library and provide customer service
  • Select a program track and work with your mentor to learn specialized skills
What are the Program Tracks?
  • Youth & Family
  • Humanities, Arts & Culture
  • Digital Media & IT
  • Services for Lifelong Learners
  • Behind the Scenes of the Library
  • Interest in libraries and one or more program tracks above
  • Enrolled in a NYC high school in 10-12th grade
  • Available 5-8 hours a week during out of school time from January through June
  • Moderate to high level of English fluency (bilingual a plus)
  • Signed consent of parents to engage in 135 hours of intern service during out-of-school time


For further information, please contact Librarians of Tomorrow Internship Program at 718-230-2406 or e-mail us at


This project is made possible by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-95-17-0046-17.

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