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Intern, Adult Programming & Outreach, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

Position: Adult Programming and Outreach Intern

Department: Library, Community and Outreach Services 

Stipend: $300

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library and a new 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, located 20 miles west of Boston seeks a dynamic and energetic Adult Programming and Outreach Intern with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm for service to help the Library fulfill its mission as a premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.

Organizational Scope:

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services.

Assists Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services and programming staff in planning, facilitating, and executing programs at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Also assists in publicizing programs by submitting copy to local news sources and/or composing posts for Social Media.

May work on special projects as assigned.


Major Responsibilities: 

Responsible for 2-4 evening/weekend programs per month. 

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of planning, running, and marketing a busy programming schedule at a vibrant public library. Successful candidates will be interested in planning diverse and responsive programming, marketing, and community outreach. 


Duties include:

  • Assisting in outreach and publicity for programming including composing and submitting information to news sources and posts for social media.
  • Attending Adult Programming and Marketing Committee Meetings with the Supervisor of Community Outreach.
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating volunteer program.
  • Hosting programs including set up of refreshments and coffee. Greeting speakers/performers and guests, introducing performers/speakers, preparing programs and distributing them.
  • Assisting speaker/performer with A/V and technology needs (projector/computer set up, DVD players, microphones, etc)
  • Troubleshooting technology - knowledge of PC and Mac systems helpful
  • Arranging chairs and tables if necessary
  • Tidying up following program



  • Enrolled in an accredited library science program
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Familiarity with A/V equipment preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of Social Media
  • Interest in Community Outreach and Programming
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently


Note: Programs may be at the Main Library, Branch Library or in other locations around the City.

To apply email cover letter and resume to Lena Kilburn, Assistant Director at

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