Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time BKLYN Incubator Internship

    Posted Date 6 days ago(8/13/2019 1:49 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1909
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Strategic Planning
    Location Name
    Strategic Planning
  • Overview

    This internship is housed in the Office of Strategic Planning at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). The Office of Strategic Planning is a think and do tank for a large, rapidly changing public institution. BKLYN Incubator is an innovation fund administered through this department that supports progressive library programs at BPL by providing professional development, mentorship, and resources.  The purpose of BKLYN Incubator is to provide resources and training to build programs and services from the ground up and support ideas that are responsive to community needs.

    Responsibilities

    The Office of Strategic Planning is currently seeking candidates with strong project management and people skills to work on the next round of BKLYN Incubator. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Innovation to help coordinate and support the growing community of innovators among the staff at BPL. This intern will assist with Incubator related training and professional development and support the implementation of BKLYN Incubator related programs and events.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate their interest in public institutions, design thinking/learning/doing, a community-centered approach to solving problems, and service design.  Candidates should have:

    • Strong community management abilities using strategic approaches to keep people engaged, informed, and supported.
    • Strong problem framing and solving skills intended to support the work of innovators and public library staff working to explore new territory.
    • Strong ability to capture, analyze, and present data to tell stories of success and failure as well as the lessons learned in the process.
    • Strong research abilities combined with the ability to compile written reports, create compelling slide decks, and deliver strong presentations.
    • Collaborative approach with the ability to identify strong partners and a focus on thoughtfulness, purpose, and impact.

    Although a skills match is top priority, preference is given to current graduate students or those with/pursuing advanced degrees related to public policy, government, social science, library/information science, innovation or design. Candidates must be able to commit to 15 hours per week for a full 15-week semester.  This is a paid internship at $15 per hour and has a strong learning component that can be used for academic credit.

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