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Opportunities for Students and Interns


Page Program

The Page Program offers students the opportunity to work part time in various locations and areas of the library. The program provides invaluable work experiences and flexible work schedules. Pages, Senior Pages and Computer Pages have a variety of responsibilities such as shelving books, providing customer service, assisting patrons with technology and other administrative duties.

To be eligible for any Page position, a candidate must be enrolled as a student in an approved degree program at an accredited educational institution.

Librarian Trainee Program

The Librarian Trainee Program, unique to the Sites and Services area of The New York Public Library, is designed for the master’s level library school student who wants practical experience in a large, diversified, and urban library system.

The program provides exposure to public service, community outreach programs, and collection development.  This practical training in public librarianship complements the academic education received from library school.

To be eligible for a position as a Librarian Trainee, a candidate must be enrolled and matriculated at a Library school accredited by the American Library Association.


The New York Public Library has long served as a learning organization for students interested in careers in a wide variety of departments at the Library. At NYPL, interns have the chance to work with world-class collections and experts in their respective fields. The Library provides unique learning opportunities for students with the hope that these relationships will blossom into long-term employment with NYPL.

The Library offers both summer as well as school year based internships. These can range from full time to part time, and are all unpaid. All applications must be submitted online.

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