Opportunities for Teens

Opportunities for Teens

Looking for a job, internship, or volunteer opportunities? We have you covered!

Opportunities at the Library

  • Teen Council: The library hires eight (8) teens, one from each ward, to work at a library locations across the city and form the Teen Council. Teen Council members are D.C. residents and between the ages of 14 and 19 years old. They work 12 hours per week from November - August, helping the library with important tasks and projects. Teen Council applications are currently closed.
  • Teen Volunteers: Earn community service hours for school as a Teen Library Helper at one of our neighborhood libraries.

Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP)

DC Public Library is a host site for Mayor Marion S. Barry's  Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). Every summer, youth work in the neighborhood libraries by helping customers, shelving books, and learning new skills to put on their applications and resumes. Youth applications become available in January. 


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