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
Requirements
  • 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 2018 through June 2019
  • 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

 


Acknowledgments

This project is made possible by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-95-17-0046-17 and supporters of BPL’s 2018 Gala Philanthropic Auction.

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