Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Strategic Initiatives Intern

    Posted Date 5 days ago(8/14/2019 8:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Strategic Planning
    Location Name
    Strategic Planning
  • Overview

    The Office of Strategic Planning at Brooklyn Public Library is a think and do tank inside a large, rapidly changing public institution that uses data creatively to target services and discover opportunities across BPL’s 59 locations (and over 1,000 employees). We facilitate organizational planning and manage a wide variety of projects to improve service effectiveness and patron experience. Current projects include the Networks 2.0; Central Renovations; internal data dashboards and more.


    The Office of Strategic Planning at Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Strategic Initiatives intern for the Fall Term to work in these Project Areas: the Networks, Data, and Strategic Initiatives. The role requires demonstrated experience in research, data analysis, and/or human-centered design. The skills and attributes we seek also include strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to synthesize ideas clearly and concisely, a demonstrated competency with data analysis and visualization, and an interest in public policy, community development, civic innovation and social impact design.


    The Strategic Initiatives intern will help facilitate and document workshops and meetings, manage project timelines, scheduling, and data collection. This intern should be curious, a problem solver and have great attention to detail. This intern will work on reports that contextualize and visualize usage trends and address important library policies and practices. They will play an important role in the planning, development, production, and roll-out of projects and initiatives within the department. 


    • Strong facilitation and communication skills
    • Demonstrated competency with data and analysis
    • Graphic design and/or visualization skills
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Passion for organizational change

    Although a skills match is the top priority, we give preference to current graduate students or those with advanced degrees in public policy, government, social science, information/library science, or design. Candidates should be able to commit at least 15 hours a week for fifteen weeks to the internship. All internships come with a competitive stipend and have a strong learning component that can be used for academic credit.


    Application Instructions

    Send a resume that outlines your experience and a cover letter that articulates your interest and alignment to the position description above that you would like to be considered for.  


    Hours for this position are 15-hours per week at $15 per hour.


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