Internships

Intern at the Library!

InformationYouth ServicesPublic Services

The Manitowoc Public Library endeavors to provide learning, creative, leisure and community based offerings. In order to assist with a complete learning experience, the library offers two part time internships.

The internships are based in our Youth and Public Service Departments. Both are unpaid and offered as experience to those required to complete an internship as part of their degree requirement. The Youth Internship would be a great asset to a student working towards a degree in Early Childhood, and may provide experience in children’s programming preparation and facilitating programs, including digital opportunities. The Public Services Internship will provide experience in Public Relations and programming, Information and Technology, Collection Development, and administrative work with boards and government. The Internships may be adjusted to fit both the intern and the Library’s needs. Manitowoc Public Library is open days, nights and weekends, and the internship may involve any or all of those times.

For further information, see the description for each internship.

If you have any questions, please contact Therese Horstketter by email thorstketter@manitowoc.org or by phone 920-686-3044.

We offer this internship to encourage students to invest their time in their future, and in our library and community through this experience.  This unpaid internship would be of advantage to students in Early Childhood Education, Library Media Specialist and any Education Studies.  The internship offers 20 hours of experience per week for 10-12 weeks, including day, evening and weekend hours, depending on the needs of the department and the Library.  The intern may work with youth staff, other library staff, volunteers, and members of the public.  Training and evaluation will be directed by Youth Department staff.  The internship may be completed during any semester, or it may cross over two semesters.  The Library hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM – 8 PM; Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM; Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM; Sunday, 12 – 4 PM.

This internship offers experience in:

  • Children’s programming preparation
  • Facilitating programs
  • Craft prep
  • Cleaning, organizing and other department needs

Please fill out and submit the application. We will contact you upon receipt.

We offer this internship to encourage students to invest their time in their future, and in our library and community through this experience.  This unpaid internship would be of advantage to students pursuing various degree programs, including Library and Information Science, Administrative Assistant, and Nonprofit Administration.  The internship offers 15-20 hours of experience per week for 12-16 weeks, including day, evening and weekend hours, depending on the needs of the department and the Library.  The intern may work with the Library Director, Public Services staff, other library staff and volunteers, and members of the public.  Training for the intern will be directed by Public Services staff.  The internship may be completed during any semester, or it may cross over two semesters.  The Library hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM – 8 PM; Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM; Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM; Sunday, 12 – 4 PM.

This internship offers experience in:

  • Customer service – in person, by phone, and via email at our Service Desk
  • Information technology
  • Public Relations and Public Programming
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Collection Development

This internship will also include direct involvement with our Library Director, and will include experience with prepping for meetings and interviews, as well as administrative work with boards and government.

Please fill out and submit the application. We will contact you upon receipt.