Librarians of Tomorrow

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 20-30 hours of training and field trips focused on library, college, and career skills and 70-80 hours of hands-on work experience for a total of 100 hours
  • Create a capstone project based on your special interests 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 3-6 hours a week during out-of-school time from November 2023 through June 2024
  • Moderate to high level of English fluency (bilingual a plus)
  • Signed consent of parents to engage in 100 hours of intern service during out-of-school time



This project is generously supported by The Charles Hayden Foundation and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.


Join Us!

1. Complete an online application


2. Complete a print application and mail it to:

Librarians of Tomorrow Internship Program
Volunteer Resources
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238

3. The Deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 LoT Year 10/20/23 


2017-2019 Intern Testimonials

"Being able to feel like someone who can make change in something as valuable as the library system is truly an amazing feeling, especially when paired with a loving, nurturing, and structured working environment." - Jane

"I was able to clear up my vision on my future plans. I was also able to learn valuable lessons in life from my mentor."  - Mark

"My experience... has helped me transform my communication skills, diversity my resume, and provide me with the tools I need for college preparation." - Zuri

"I learned that the library is far more than just a place to learn. It is a safe space for community development and interaction too!" -  Nicole


Want to learn more?

Check out @bklynfuture, our Instagram account!

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