Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brooklyn Public Libary Internships for Teens

Multicultural Internship Program (MIP)

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse people of Brooklyn. We are equally committed to providing quality learning experiences for young people. BPL is now recruiting energetic, high performing high school students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library careers to apply for an innovative, hands-on internship program.
Check out the MIP blog!
Why Join?
  • Work behind the scenes on developing cutting-edge programming and provide critical community outreach at one of our 60 neighborhood libraries.
  • Make a difference in your community. Your work experience will help make our libraries welcoming and engaging places for new Americans, first-generation immigrants and Brooklynites from all different backgrounds.
  • Receive stipends following successful completion of training and library service hours.
  • Get community service credits for school!

What You'll Do
  • Complete 30-50 hours of training and field trips focused on public service, electronic databases, community outreach, archives and special collections.
  • Help create and deliver programs including Arts and Crafts, Toddler Time, Reading is Fundamental, gaming, writing workshops and much more.
  • Provide tech support for seniors and English Language Learners on our public computers.
  • Assist with language interpretation and translation as needed.
  • Welcome people to the library, answer questions about the branch and field some reference questions.
  • Represent BPL by reaching out to diverse communities to engage new Americans in the library.

  • Enrolled in high school
  • Available 8-10 hours a week out of school time from November through June
  • Moderate to high level of English fluency (second language other than English preferred)
  • Multicultural background or experience (either working with or being part of the diverse ethnic and immigrant communities that make up Brooklyn)
  • Signed consent of parents to engage in 200 hours of intern service during out-of-school time

Join us!
To apply for the Multicultural Internship Program, please either:
  1. Complete an online Multicultural Internship Program application; or
  2. Print out and complete the Multicultural Internship Program application (PDF) and send it to:
    Multicultural Internship Program (MIP)
    Volunteer Resources
    10 Grand Army Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY 11238

For further information, please contact Multicultural Internship Program at 718.230.2406 or e-mail us at email icon
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

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