Teens ages 16 and older are invited to learn about and apply to the Student Assistant Program at The Seattle Public Library. Eligible students have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 to apply. Our Student Assistant Program page has details on how to apply.

The Student Assistant Program gives young people valuable work experience at the Library. Applicants must be enrolled in a school program, but may not yet have completed bachelor's degrees. Students accepted into the program may participate for up to three years, or until they no longer qualify as students.

The Library will offer several events to help students apply. Dates and times are as follows.

Student Assistant Workshop - This workshop will include a general overview of the Student Assistant Program. Students will learn interviewing tips and have time to begin filling out the online application.

Open Lab – Apply online to be a student assistant. Computers will be available for students to fill out their applications, and a librarian will be on hand to answer questions.

Post Application

Screening the application materials can take between four and six weeks following the application deadline. Throughout the application and screening process, students are welcome to log in to their online applicant profile and view their status in the recruitment process. Applicants are asked to check their status online before contacting Human Resources.

The Library supports children and youth by giving them opportunities to excel and learn through our educational resources, classes and staff assistance. We help level the playing field for underserved populations by forming strong community partnerships to offer aid with student success.