Apply for an Internship

Purpose of the Intern Program

Internships facilitate the mission of the Kansas City Public Library through by linking the interns with the Library for the mutual benefit, growth and enrichment of both.

For more information about internships at the Library, contact the Coordinator of Volunteer & Intern Services.

Benefits for the Intern

Interns will acquire career-related benefits that include opportunities to:

  • gain professional work experience.
  • observe and be mentored by professional staff who could potentially serve as career references.
  • gain knowledge of how to conduct oneself in a professional workplace.
  • develop project items for one’s work portfolio.

Interns also receive many of the same benefits that Library volunteers receive, such as free parking at Central Library.

Become an Intern

Intern candidates must complete an internship application form and return it to the Coordinator of Volunteer & Intern Services. An interview will be conducted to ascertain the applicant’s potential fit with the Library’s available intern positions. If the Library is interested in the applicant, an internship will be awarded that best suits the career goals of the candidate.

To become an intern, visit any Library location or call (816) 701-3400, ext. 2404 to request an intern application. You can also download an application form below.