Successful Applicants Will Develop Youth Programs and Learn Leadership
Skills

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Community Library (PCL) is recruiting nine 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 each of PCL’s nine locations 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
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. 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 they have a passion to share, PCL is
interested!

• Take a class or workshop for free at a local arts or technology
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.

The Rhode Island based Otto H. York Foundation’s mission is to help young
people develop as creative thinkers and doers and to encourage them to make
their mark on the world. The Foundation does this by working with community
partners, like PCL, that activate the imagination of young people and
support them as they envision and define their futures.

Candidates should give completed applications to a librarian at any PCL
location or email it to Cheryl Space (cspace@provcomlib.org) by *December
30, 2015*. Interviews will be scheduled the week of January 4, 2016.
Successful
candidates will commence their Internships the week of January 11, 2016,
and continue until June 17, 2016.