Student Assistant Program
Earn credits and gain job skills at your Library
High school students and young adults can gain valuable work experience and new job skills as Student Assistants in our page and teen service learning programs. These programs promote teamwork, engage our diverse population and many services, promote social justice and provide valuable community support.
Who can participate
To serve as a Student Assistant, you must be 16 or older, currently enrolled in school or college (high school, college, vocational or technical school or a G.E.D. program), able to demonstrate school enrollment, and available to work at least four months (pre-college) or three out of four academic quarters (college students).
How you can apply
Students can apply online during our open application periods in the Spring and Fall. A cover letter, proof of school enrollment and a reference from an educator or employer (form included in the application) must be sent to our Human Resources Department by the closing date of the application period.
Teen Service Learning
Seattle Public Schools supports service learning as a learning strategy that links students to real workplaces serving community needs. Service learning projects must fulfill academic standards and do so through hands-on work that helps students build leadership skills, civic knowledge and an understanding of community service.