Why choose NOPL for your internship experience?

The Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) is a Special Library district with three branch libraries, located in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse. We have a staff of 49 and an operating budget of 2.75 million. In 2016, 692,373 items were borrowed or downloaded; there were 239,989 visits to the library, and 134,619 visits to our website. We offered 1,417 programs, attended by 20,640 people.

Those are the numbers, but what we’re most proud of is our organizational culture, focused on innovation and excellent customer service. An internship at NOPL is provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience, to test assumptions based on classroom learning, to observe and be mentored by professional staff who may serve as career references, and to develop project items for your portfolio.

What are the possibilities?

  • Public Library Practicum – a little of everything!
  • Marketing and Social Media Internship
  • Youth Services Internship

Special Projects Internship

Be a part of whatever is on our “to-do” list, or work with an ongoing project or service. Some examples:

  • Work with our Outreach Librarian and travel into the community with the Pop-Up Library
  • Growing the LibraryFarm (Cicero Branch)
  • Help with promotions and video production (PR Dept at our Cicero Branch)
  • Developing programs and ideas for the Discovery Den (North Syracuse Branch)
  • Or…propose a project. We’re always trying to learn and improve, and a project that interests you may be something that will help us do our jobs better or enrich services to our communities. Talk to us! If we like your idea we’ll ask you to write up a brief description and submit it with your application.

The Details

NOPL Application for Internship

These are typically unpaid opportunities, but some internship projects may come with a stipend to cover travel expenses. For more information or to apply send a completed application, cover letter and resume to: Kate McCaffrey at kmccaffrey@nopl.org

A note to iSchool students: Feel free to contact Assistant Dean Sue Corieri for more detail about NOPL. She is a NOPL Trustee and would be delighted to discuss the organization and internship program.