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Exciting Paid Internship Opportunities For High School Students - Apply Now!

December 21, 2015 - 10:26am -- sshea

PCL is looking to recruit nine, talented high school student interns, age 14 – 18, to create compelling youth programs, mentor younger children and serve on PCL’s Teen Advisory Council.  One successful applicant will serve at every PCL location from January to June 2016 and will receive a monthly stipend.  Interns will lead programs for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. The teen development program is being funded by a $15,000 grant from the Otto H. York Foundation. 

Successful applicants will be responsible for presenting two, nine-week programs between January and June 2016. Teens will work for approximately 4 hours per week (100 hours in total), attend one monthly Teen Advisory Council meeting and will receive $750, paid in monthly installments. Interns will be mentored by a librarian at the relevant PCL location and by the Youth Services Coordinator. Training and support will be provided for all participants.

These internships are a great chance for high school students in Providence to get paid and make a difference in their community. Here’s what successful applicants will be able to do:

  • Share what they know - Minecraft, movie making, photography, visual arts, dance - the list is not exhaustive. If candidates have a passion to share, PCL is interested!
  • Take a class or workshop for free with a local arts or tech organization in a subject area that interests them;
  • Learn from a mentor who will help the intern develop  skills and build program content;
  • Build  a resume;
  • Make decisions about how libraries serve youth, develop leadership skills and work together with other teens.

Applicants should give completed applications to a librarian at any PCL location or email it to Cheryl Space ( 401-467-2700 x1616) by January 7, 2016. Interviews will begin the week of January 4, 2016.  Successful candidates will commence their Internships the week of January 11, 2016, and continue until June 17, 2016.For more information, and an application form, visit