NYLA Intern (2024) 

Reports to:  Executive Director

The internship program, initiated by the New York Library Association, is designed to provide an avenue for interested students to become more involved in NYLA activities and to introduce new people and ideas to NYLA discussions and decision-making. The hope is that the experience gained by the intern will aid their future career development, both with new library skills and knowledge and a new professional network in the field.

As part of the internship, the appointed candidate will attend the NYLA Annual Conference in Syracuse, NY from November 6 – 9, 2024. While they will assist the NYLA staff during the event, they will also have the opportunity to attend conference sessions with no registration or lodging costs.

Routine Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development and scheduling of social media content
  • Provides technical assistance to all Association members
  • Aids in review and editing of all communications
  • Receives and processes Association mail
  • Assists in regular coding of income/expenses
  • Answers phones and helps direct Association members to correct staff contact
  • Helps in planning/execution of statewide annual conference and other Association events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Local to Albany area required as the position is in-person
  • Enrollment in MSIS or MLIS program required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Experience with social media, web editing, and data entry preferred

Terms of Employment

Temporary position. Governed by terms of Employee Handbook.

Salary: $17-20 per hour/commensurate with experience

Schedule: Position runs from the end of February 2024 – mid-November 2024. The position is 15-20 hours per week/flexible on days and times within the office schedule of Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

How To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and two professional references via email to AnnaLee Dragon, Executive Director, at [email protected] by Tuesday, February 20th.