Internship Positions

The Omaha Public Library is accepting applications for internship positions. Internships will take place at each of these four branch library locations:

  • Milton R. Abrahams Branch - 5111 N. 90th St.
  • South Omaha Library - 2808 Q St.
  • W. Clarke Swanson Branch - 9101 W. Dodge Rd.
  • Willa Cather Branch - 1905 S. 44th St.

Interns will be introduced to the scope and value of diverse programs and activities throughout the library. Day to day tasks may include assisting with summer reading programs, storytimes, developing displays, assisting library staff in collection maintenance, helping patrons and more. Internships provide an enlightened view of the roles of libraries and librarians, an understanding of behind-the-scenes library operations, and insights into the role of technology in libraries.

Applicants must be college students, and must have never been employed by a library nor have ever been an intern at a library. There are no restrictions for current or former library volunteers.

Interviews will be held on Monday, June 26  from 1:00 to 4:00 at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library and Thursday, June 29 from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Milton R. Abrahams Branch.

Interns will perform 100 hours of work at the branch to which they are assigned.  After completion of the required 100 hours, a $1000 stipend will be awarded to the intern.

Internships will begin July 17, 2017 and end no later than October 28, 2017.  Interns will be scheduled for mandatory Orientation Sessions from July 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017.  These orientation sessions will take place at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, and also at the intern’s branch location.  Two mandatory meetings for all interns are scheduled on September 7 at the Milton R. Abrahams Branch at 4:00 and October 26 at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library in the Training Lab at 4:00.

The following is the two-week Orientation Schedule:

Orientation Week 1**

Monday, July 17

9:30 to 5:00 - New Employee Orientation at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 215 S. 15th St.  (1-hour lunch)

Tuesday, July 18

9:00 to 12:00 - Group Circulation Orientation in W. Dale Clark (Main) Library Training Lab
12:00 to 2:30 - Lunch and travel time to your assigned Library Branch
2:30 to 6:00 - Branch Orientation at your assigned Library Branch

Friday, July 21

9:00 to 1:00 - Continued Branch Orientation with your Library Branch Supervisor

Orientation Week 2**

Thursday, July 27

1:30 to 6:00 - Continued Branch Orientation with your Library Branch Supervisor

Friday, July 28

9:00 to 12:00 - OPL Resources Orientation in W. Dale Clark (Main) Library Training Lab

**Other sessions may be scheduled at the discretion of your library branch supervisor.

Please fill out the application form