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Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship (DAIA)


Diversity and Inclusion Apprentice Interns


LAPL values equity, diversity, and inclusion. Part of LAPL’s mission is to educate, enrich, and empower every individual in our City’s diverse communities. The DAIA summer program was launched to expose students who reflect the diversity of our communities to careers in librarianship. Desired candidates will be enthusiastic about public service, computer literate and familiar with social media, comfortable giving presentations, and capable of accomplishing goals and meeting deadlines.


Apprentices must be high school seniors; college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors; and be 18 years of age by June 6, 2021. They must be available to work online 10 hours weekdays from June 6 - August 28, 2021, must attend remote meetings and master classes, and go on virtual field trips to special libraries. All activities are mandatory and will occur at various times during the day.

Due to the City of Los Angeles’ hiring freeze, the apprenticeship is currently unpaid.

LAPL will accept applications from February 18 – March 21, 2021, or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.

How to Become an Apprentice?

  1. Request an online application.
  2. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited for an interview.
  3. If you are selected as an apprentice, you’re ready to begin DAIA on June 6, 2021.

How to Apply?

Request an online application from Juanita Carter, Volunteer Engagement Librarian, daia@lapl.org. Telephone queries should be directed to Jené Brown, Associate Director of Engagement and Outreach, at 213-228-7599.