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Librarians of Tomorrow is an innovative, hands-on internship program for 10th-12th grade students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library careers. We seek 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!
What You'll Do
  • Complete 25-35 hours of training and field trips focused on library, college, and career skills and 100-110 hours of hands-on work experience for a total of 135 hours
  • Create a capstone project based on your special interests and that connects to the Library's mission
  • Assist with a variety of library programs, events, and projects
  • Welcome people to the library and provide customer service
  • Interest in libraries and helping people
  • Enrolled in a NYC high school in 10th-12th grade
  • Available 5-8 hours a week during out of school time from November 2019 through June 2020
  • 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



This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number RE-95-17-0046-17. Funding for Librarians of Tomorrow internship program is provided in part by generous supporters of the Library's 2019 Gala Philanthropic Auction.

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