Manatee County Library System: Paid Summer Internship

Come join the award-winning Manatee County Library System for a paid summer internship! Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 24th. For more information and application instructions, visit


General Information
LOCATION:  Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton

HOURS: Monday-Saturday, variable daytime & evening hours. Not to exceed 27 hours per week
Paid summer internship program (8-10 weeks)

Paygrade G4 – G6
Work performed is generally routine, well-defined and repetitive.  Work may be sedentary or labor intensive, and performed under close supervision.  Typically, jobs at this level are clerical, office or customer support, and general labor in nature.
Job Description
A paid summer internship (8-10 weeks) within the Neighborhood Services Department, Library Division will provide an intern led project resulting in the creation of a Resource Guide specifically designed to assist local immigrants with knowledge of free Manatee County Public Library resource tools.

A unique opportunity for an inquisitive, self-motivated, and service-oriented individual to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved Manatee County residents.  The successful intern will complete their project working directly in the supervisory path of an Information Services Librarian located at the Central Library, located in downtown Bradenton, Florida.

A presentation to the County Administrator and other County Leadership staff concludes the implementation of the project.  Important skill sets for this position include but are not limited to; interviewing, researching and collecting appropriate materials in a desirable format to best suit and build relationships with local immigrant communities.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, be flexible and adapt to unexpected changes. Interns pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Social science preferred, but other majors will be considered.  Individuals who are bilingual in English and Spanish or another language, or who have experience with immigrant communities, preferred. General knowledge of library services desired.
Minimum Qualifications
Intern II Requirements:
Freshman or Sophomore in university.  Applicants from all fields, including but not limited to (area of assignment) with a strong interest in public service or public administration are welcome to apply.  Jobs that fall into this level require some exposure to or familiarity with area of assigned duties.  Valid driver’s license may be required.

Intern III Requirements:

Pursuing Bachelor’s degree desired.  Applicants from all fields, including but not limited to (area of assignment) with a strong interest in public service or public administration are welcome to apply.

Librarian I – Information Services
Neighborhood Services Department | Library Services
Manatee County Government
O: (941) 748-5555, x6334
F:  (941) 749-7191
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, Florida 34205