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Library Foundation of Los Angeles

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Interns will work closely with our Development team to support the Foundation’s internal and external strategic vision to attract new members and retains its current enthusiastic supporters, research grant opportunities, and steward grants. An ideal candidate can communicate their ideas clearly and has excellent time management and organizational skills, and is proficient on both Mac and PC platforms. We will train an enthusiastic candidate.

Our interns should commit to a minimum of 3 months and work 12 hours per week. Although our internships are unpaid, interns gain an insightful look into public relations and digital marketing. Our interns receive unparalleled real world experience and exclusive access to nonprofit industry professionals. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

What You Will Do

  • Research current and potential donors , including Foundations and Corporations
  • Assist in the research and development of new public programs and events
  • Contribute ideas to increase membership efforts
  • Coordinate donor mailings
  • Work special events and perform other duties as assigned

What We Offer

  • Invaluable first hand communications experience
  • References/Letters of Recommendation after intern has completed program for a minimum of 3 months
  • Young Literati Friend Membership for 1 year upon completion of your internship
  • Paid parking and reimbursement of commute mileage, metro pass or bus pass

Our Proven Track Record

  • Since 2012, 70 interns have successfully completed our program.
  • Our interns are highly sought after and now work at Windes, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Deloitte, City of LA, etc.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Angela at

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About Library Foundation of Los Angeles


630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, US

Mission Statement

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles supports and enriches the capabilities, resources and services of the Los Angeles Public Library. We accomplish our mission through fundraising, advocacy, and innovative programs that benefit our diverse community and promote greater awareness of the Library's valuable resources. Our support complements, but does not supplant, the City's responsibility for funding the Los Angeles Public Library's operations.


Since its establishment in 1872, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has been one of the city's most valued cultural and educational institutions. The Richard J. Riordan Central Library and 72 branches serve nearly four million people ‑ the largest and most diverse constituency served by any public library in the nation ‑ in a geographic area that spans nearly 500 square-miles. Approximately 1,250,000 residents of the Los Angeles area have library cards for the LAPL and people visited the Library more than 18 million times last year. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles was incorporated in 1992 as an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of seeking private sector support to enrich the capabilities, resources, and services of the Los Angeles Public Library. The mission of the Library Foundation is critical because it works with the one institution that has the broadest impact on Angelenos: the public library. The Foundation partners with the private sector to support programs and resources not included in the city budget. Among these are: summer reading programs for children and teens, after-school reading enrichment programs during the academic year, adult literacy programs, new technologies to provide the public with free and equal access to the latest in electronic information resources, exhibitions, and cultural programs. The Library Foundation also advocates for library funding and broad community support. Since its creation, the Foundation has raised more than $80 million to support library programs and services citywide.


We'll work with your schedule.


Richard J. Riordan Central Library630 West Fifth StreetLos AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90071



  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writing
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our interns should commit to a minimum of 3 months and work 12 hours per week.

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