In an effort to build the capacity of a diverse, skilled workforce for the library community, the Idaho Commission for Libraries is piloting a summer internship grant opportunity for Idaho public libraries. With a $1,000 grant, the library, the late high school or early college intern, the intern’s mentor, and a community partner will collaborate and expose the intern to working in a library for several weeks in the summer. The intern will represent the diversity of the population served by the library.

The main desired outcome of the grant investment is that a diverse set of interns consider work in the library field as a viable career option at the same time as they deepen their workplace skills through the internship.

Full details, eligibility, requirements, and application are available on the 2019 Summer Intern Grant page.

Applications submitted by March 31, 2019.

We have scheduled a webinar on March 19, 2019, to provide an overview and answer questions about the grant. You are welcome to contact Randy Kemp with inquiries about this new grant opportunity.