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Office of the State Librarian Digital Equity Internship

Program Office/Description: 

The New York State Library has a paid internship opportunity available for a SUNY Graduate Student to directly support the State Librarian in statewide Digital Equity Efforts.  This position is available immediately (during the Spring 2023 semester) and would continue through the Fall 2023 semester. This is a new role and the New York State Education Department’s first internship to be focused solely on the challenge of digital inclusion and digital equity.


The Assignment (Description of Job): 

The intern will work within the State Library, with external stakeholders, and community anchor 
institutions across the state, including libraries, schools, institutions of higher education, 
community-based organizations, public housing agencies, municipalities, and partner organizations 
working in New York’s digital inclusion ecosystem. The intern will also work closely with the 
State’s Intergovernmental Working Group on Digital Equity.

Additional assignments would include, but are not limited to:
-Support the development and implementation of a networking strategy for digital equity partner 
organizations, with the goal of seeding and supporting best practices, creating relationships, and 
leveraging shared resources around digital equity and digital adoption.
Facilitate collaboration with diverse stakeholders and sectors in New York in support of the State 
Education Department’s efforts to create a cohesive digital equity strategy.
-Participate on behalf of NYSED and other state agencies in remote conferences, webinars, and 
discussions that relate to digital equity and digital fluency.?
Evaluate NYSED’s digital equity initiatives and make recommendations about future opportunities in 
the statewide digital equity ecosystem.
-Serve as a statewide resource for digital equity information, research, and best practices.
-Conduct research and analysis on emerging digital equity practices and is  ues.
-Work closely with State agencies currently engaged in digital equity work.

Assignment Type: 
Professional Development Plan : 

This position is open to matriculated graduate students at participating SUNY campuses. Graduate 
students interested in library sciences, public policy, planning, research and management, 
political science and government, communications and marketing, history or education would find 
this position of interest and are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications 
received by March 15, 2023.


Desired Skills, Abilities, & Educational Background: 

Minimum qualifications:

Enrollment in a graduate degree program at a participating SUNY campus is required for this 
position One (1) or more years of professional work experience is preferred
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative setting
Knowledge of and/or interest in state government, public policy, libraries, and/or Diversity, 
Equity, and Inclusion initiatives is a plus.
Collaboration – you can work with diverse stakeholders both internal and external to government.
Strength of communication – you can explain complex issues and ideas to others, and you write and 
speak clearly, concisely, and compellingly.
Critical analysis – you can analyze a variety of data, both quantitative and qualitative, to 
determine program success. Self-direction – you can prioritize your work and allocate time and 
resources effectively when given broad responsibility. Team orientation – you listen to colleagues 
effectively and contribute to a group decision-making process.



This assignment may be onsite, remote or hybrid, depending on the applicant’s preference.  The pay 
rate for this position is $17.20/hour.


Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to  Please include the Assignment Number (OCE-SU23-1A) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

Internship Program: 
SUNY/SED Internship
Program Area: 
Office of Cultural Education
Program Office: 
New York State Library

Lauren Moore


Number of Interns Requested: 
Degree Level: 
Spring 2023
Pay Rate: