NY Public Library Out Of School Time (OST) Department: Internships in Innovation Labs, Grades 6-8 and 9-12

The New York Public Library‘s Out Of School Time (OST) Department offers hands-on internship and volunteer experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.  OST programs run Monday through Friday afternoons throughout branches in Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, and offer valuable opportunities to learn about the operations of a non-traditional educational setting, while assisting to provide enrichment and educational opportunities to New York City’s Youth.

Reporting to and working with an Education Coordinator, OST team members will:

  • Learn teaching and tutoring techniques
  • Work with cutting edge technology to enhance teaching skills
  • Assist in developing best practices for youth programming and literacy education
  • Assist in delivering and creating enrichment activities for students.

Innovation Labs is an OST program that aims to empower youth to develop their own unique, technology-based solutions to social issues.  Team members will inspire and guide youth as they brainstorm, discuss and research community-based social issues that they feel passionately about.  Team members will then teach youth how to use technologies such as robotics kits and 3D printers, as well as how to create blogs, podcasts, videos, smartphone apps, video games and web pages.  Team members will also assist in programmatic operations at library sites as needed.  Programs are located at the Columbus, Bronx Library Center and St. George branches.

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with strong interest in urban youth education services able to work a minimum of 6 hours per week (2 afternoons).

The application deadline for Fall 2013 is September 15th.  Click here for more information about the internships and to apply online.

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