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Internships

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes students pursuing a career in Library and Information Science. College internships are available to students, including Sno-Isle employees currently enrolled in a library school, wishing to gain valuable, real-world experience and course credit. It is our goal to provide a rich, structured field learning experience for students in a variety of professional settings.

All internships will follow these guidelines:

  • Internships are unpaid. All transportation costs are the responsibility of the intern.


  • Interns will be supervised by a professional in their field of interest.


  • Internships can be completed in any Sno-Isle library or at the Service Center, dependent upon the needs and availability of projects.


  • All interns must successfully pass a background check before they begin work.


  • All interns must successfully complete an interview process before placement.


  • Interns are responsible for coordinating any documentation needed for course credits.


  • Interns are held to the same professional expectations as library staff.


  • Sno-Isle Libraries reserves the right to terminate the internship relationship for poor performance or when library policies and procedures are not followed.



To find out more about the Sno-Isle Libraries Internship Program, please contact:
Nancy Patton
Volunteer Program Administrator
360-651-7003.

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Hello, I'm Mary.

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"The best part is being able to work with kids. It's what makes this job ME. Each week, we hold a program for children where we read books, sing, practice motor skill activities and make crafts. We do this to get kids in the library, of course, but also to allow us to connect with their parents. That way, we can provide parents the kind of support that will help get kids interested in learning."

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"There are three levels of Public Services Assistant (PSA's). A PSA I works at the circulation desk and with customers, whereas a PSA II has added technical support duties. A PSA III works both the circulation desk and provides children's services. I'm a PSA III, so my day is split. Part of it involves processing books and working with the public. The other part is providing children's programming services and community outreach."

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"You should be motivated, open to change and dedicated. We are a public agency, so you must have a high level of customer service. And it helps to be outgoing and organized."

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"If you are a lover of books, there is no better place to work. Even if you're not, it is a very nurturing and supportive place to work. And the training is great. I am constantly receiving training in my area of interest."

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Since I'm right in the middle of graduate school (library science,, most of my reading time is spent with textbooks. When I do have time for fiction, I've been reading classics. I just finished Tess of the D'ubervilles - just as good as when I read it in high school. On the non-fiction side, I recently started House of Cards: a Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess of Wall Street - sobering!

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When I got my library card, that's when my life began.
- Rita Mae Brown


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