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Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship (DAIA)


Diversity and Inclusion Apprentice Interns


LAPL values equity, diversity, and inclusion. Part of the LAPL’s mission is to educate, enrich, and empower every individual in our City’s diverse communities. The DAIA paid 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 7, 2020. They must be available to work 15 hours weekdays from June 7 - August 29, 2020 at a branch library or the Central Library; must attend meetings and master classes at the Central Library; and go on field trips to special libraries. All activities are mandatory and will occur at various times during the day. Apprentices must regularly check their email and must not have any other obligations during the summer such as a summer bridge program, summer school, or other work commitments, etc.

The pay is approximately $15.00 per hour.

LAPL will accept applications from February 18 - March 13, 2020, 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 will be scheduled for fingerprinting and medical appointments.
  4. After you pass your fingerprinting and medical assessments, you’re ready to begin DAIA on June 7, 2020.

How to Apply?

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