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Stanford University Libraries 1st-generation summer intern program



Library summer interns.

The Stanford University Libraries have partnered with Eastside College Preparatory School to provide paid summer internships to local aspiring 1st-generation college students.  The goal of our program is to provide the interns with paid job experience while exposing them to key aspects of college life, especially the role of libraries in student success. Our vision is to create successful students who love libraries!

Our first cohort of interns includes 6 recent Eastside graduates, all of whom will be the first in their families to attend college in the fall, and 1 Eastside sophomore. In addition to providing these students with well-paying summer jobs in the libraries, our program will include enrichment activities designed to increase the interns’ awareness about key sources of support available at their college. Enrichment activities will include tours of campus, multi-media skills, guest speakers, and an introduction to using a college library.

library summer interns
Top: Jazmin, Joseph, Ivory, Mia, and Heyab. Bottom: Abraham and Samantha.

Ivory Brown will be working with our Multimedia Services group and will be attending Duke University in the fall.

Samantha Castaneda will be working in the Information Center and will be attending St. Mary’s (Indiana) in the fall.

Heyab Chocol will be working with the Academic Technology Specialists and the Libraries’ Technical Support group and will be returning to Eastside College Preparatory in the fall for his junior year.

Jazmin Contreras will be working in Special Collections and will be attending UC Riverside in the fall.

Mia Kirkendoll will be working with the Meyer Tech Desk group and will be attending Emory University in the fall.

Abraham Tewolde will be working in the Archive of Recorded Sound this summer and will be attending Stanford in the fall.

Joseph Thornton will be working for Social Science Data & Software and will be attending Stanford in the fall.


by Felicia Smith

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