The Huntington Beach Public Library’s (HBPL) TeenSpace is proud to announce the return of paid teen internships under the HBPL Teens Work program! Funded by a grant from the California State Library, the HBPL will hire multiple teen interns for January-March 2023. These paid internships will include job preparedness training, leadership opportunities, work experience in a library setting, and a social emotional curriculum that focuses on the soft skills employers desire most. Applicants for the early 2023 internship must be high school juniors or seniors between the ages of 16 and 18. If teens are under the age of 16, we encourage them to consider applying to the Summer 2023 internship when applications open again in March.
Interns will work under the Teen Librarian and Teen Intern Coordinator at the Central Library, or the Branch Manager at the Oak View Library, to develop individual connected learning projects. Inspired by the intern’s personal passions and interests, these projects will foster positive change within the Library and Huntington Beach community! As an example of a previous intern’s project, check out the Diverse Teen Reads booklists developed by our 2021 summer intern, Yusra Ahmed. Her project was highlighted alongside other intern creations in an American Libraries article about our previous internship grant, which may provide further inspiration.
For more information, and a link to the online application, please visit https://hbpl.libguides.com/teens/intern. Applications are due on November 15.
The HBPL has provided library and cultural services to the City of Huntington Beach since 1909. The Library is composed of the large Central Library and four branch locations: Banning Branch, Helen Murphy Branch, Main Street Branch, and Oak View Branch. Aside from offering books, media, digital resources, research help and free computer access to the public, HBPL also offer some unique services like our Veteran Resource Center, Literacy Department for adult learners, Seed Library and Makerspace.