of posting August 18, 2019
16-25 Experience is not required.
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Kitsap Regional Library– Downtown Bremerton Branch
100 hour position We typically
schedule interns for five hours per week
typically schedule interns for five hours per week over a five- six month
period. The schedule will be determined by your mentor upon hire.
Description Youth voice is something that
the library takes to heart. We know that when teens and young adults have the
opportunity to plan, implement and give feedback on our programs and services,
our community has a brighter future! We are hiring Community Learning Interns
to learn how to set and accomplish goals, explore their ambitions, and become
leaders in their community
The Community Learning Intern will be
mentored by a librarian at their home branch. The intern will be expected to
arrive on time per their schedule, lead a project that meets individual and
community goals, receive guidance from a mentor, and maintain professionalism. Ready
to apply? Here’s what you should know:
The internship centers on creating a project that will benefit your future goals and help support your community. The term “Community Learning” means that you will be learning in a supportive atmosphere working with a librarian that will mentor and assist you to help your community dream more, learn more, do more, and be more!
Through this internship you may
explore one or more of our focus areas the library cares a lot about:
- Early Learning or education for young children
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education
- Civic Engagement or getting involved in the community about issues you are passionate about
- Economic Vitality or finding well-paying jobs and spending wisely
You will gain skills in all four of those
areas with the help of a trusted mentor, a caring team of library staff who
believe in you not just through service for your community but with the
community, too. Through the Community Learning Internship, we hope to help
foster future leaders just like you.
You will work side-by-side with a
librarian throughout your internship to learn new skills and develop your
project. This will be a collaboration. You bring your future goals and life
interests to the table, and the librarian supports you in incorporating your
interests into learning opportunities and community partnerships. Together you
will work on a project that will support your learning and help you succeed in
goals you set for yourself. Your mentor will guide you on how to set and
accomplish goals. Even if you do not know exactly what you want for your
future, this internship is designed to help you explore.
What is a project?
A project can be anything that is
exploring your goals and interests and turning that into a program, event,
service, class, resource, presentation, or something we haven’t even thought of
Each step in building your project
is going help you develop a specific set of college and career building skills.
Step 1: Make a plan for your project by thinking critically
and creatively. Explore your interests and develop new ideas with your mentor.
Step 2: Do the project by maintaining a consistent schedule,
sticking with your plan, adapting, and make adjustments when necessary. Think
of the people who may be impacted by your project work with your mentor to
develop a communication plan. Continue to demonstrate a strong work ethic and
complete your project goals.
Step 3: Share your project with library staff, patrons, and community
partners, learn excellent communication skills, professionalism, and learn ways
Step 4: Be a leader in your community, connect with people,
and exercise your leadership skills.
On-going meetings with your mentor
throughout your internship will help you understand what these skills mean and
how to make the most of them.
resume is required. The resume can be used to explain your education, skills,
interests, and/or any combination of work, volunteer, or extracurricular
experience you would like the mentor team to know.
and select “Employment” located at the bottom of the page- ANNOUNCEMENT
Deadline: August 27, 2019.