The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.
The New York Public Library’s NYPL Empowered Internship is a diversity focused library summer internship program for High School students that recruits from the city’s specialized high schools serving new American students. The intern will be given the opportunity to learn about different areas across NYPL, including AskNYPL’s virtual reference services, specialized research centers, neighborhood libraries and more.
Under direct supervision, the intern will observe and interact with the diverse functions of NYPL to gain an understanding and experience in the many functions of the library. Tasks will include:
Ability to travel to multiple locations
15 hours per week for 5 weeks