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The Darien Library is lucky to host a corps of Darien High School students every spring. Each student is matched with a Library Department based on their individual skills and interests. Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 16th. Interviews will be scheduled during the following week and final decisions will be made by Friday, February 20th. Internship opportunities are:
Readers' Services: An intern in the Reader Services department will have two main jobs: spending time working at the Welcome Desk, and formulating and executing a small project related to the work of the department. At the Welcome Desk, work includes helping people find and check out books, directing people to other parts of the Library, making book displays, and suggesting books to readers. The project will delve deeper into another corner of the department, such as book group services, buying books, booklists, or online readers’ advisory. This is a great internship for someone who loves both books and working with the public.
Filmmaking (UX): If you are interested in filming, editing, production, and video communication, please consider this internship. You will be working directly with a veteran ad producer to create exciting, dynamic films for Darien Library. A great opportunity for a student who has taken courses in media, worked in the AV department at school, shot short videos, and feels comfortable behind a camera. If you have a passion for movies, this will be a wonderful opportunity.
Knowledge and Learning Services: AskUs! Work with the information professionals to get hands-on experience answering questions at the Library Reference Desk. From, "how much is the 1983 Ford Bronco worth now?" ($4,600), to "what is the origin of 'something wicked this way comes'? " (Macbeth), there is no question too big or too small! Other projects include developing the non-fiction book collection, database selection, and working on book displays.
Adult Programming: Working with members of the Adult Programming department, the intern will help plan, market, execute, and assess an ongoing series of programs at the Library. Perfect for an outgoing individual looking to gain project management, event planning, and marketing skills.
Children's Library: The Children's Library serves children ages birth to twelve and their parents and caregivers. The Darien High School intern will work closely with the Children's staff on projects related to collection maintenance, program planning and facilitation, and outreach to local schools. The prospective intern should have experience working with youth and a passion for literacy and technology.
Teen Services: Potential candidates for an internship in the teen services department should be enthusiastic and passionate about young adult literature and all things teen related. The department intern will look forward to helping with programs and activities that engage teens as well as write reviews and recommend books to patrons 12-18 years old. Special projects such as outreach visits to schools and other community organizations are to be expected.
Darien High School students: apply now!