Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) seeks an intern with an interest in technology and experience working with youth to assist the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator and support the youth members of the center. Best Buy Teen Tech Center, an interactive learning space for teens opened in early 2019. It is located on the second floor of the Kings Highway Library. It is comprised of 1,460 square feet and includes workstations, collaboration areas, technical equipment and a music studio. The center is an after-school space where members 13 -18 years old can explore, create, and develop skills through the use of technology. Teens develop projects such as: creating art, producing music and animations; designing science simulations and mobile applications; writing and illustrating interactive poetry, stories and films; building kinetic sculptures and robotic constructions; and designing their own 3D worlds and games.
The intern will have a strong background in education and/or youth development, leadership experience, and enthusiasm for creating a fun, welcoming, and safe learning experience for teens.
The intern will be expected to work the following schedule:
This is a paid internship position from September, 2019-June,2020. Hours for this position are 19-hours per week at $20 per hour.