My name is Ryan. For the past four months, I have been an intern for the Hub. Today, I will talk (actually type) about my experiences in District 214's internship program.
 
Before I prattle on, I would like to say that this internship is truly the best first job I could ever have hoped for. In addition, I would without hesitation recommend it any teenager, even if they only go to the library while cramming for finals.

No, I am not paid. Yes, I am okay with it. If I had income, the job would lose part of the reason I like it. Since nothing I do at the Hub costs them money, it is less detrimental if I am running late due to traffic. This makes my job less stressful, and it makes a difference in my hefty senior year.
 
A day in the life of a teenage intern is normal until I leave school early to go to work. Then, after signing in, I open the glass door into the Hub. Sometimes I go to tech services as an extra pair of hands. Other times I help set up the HTC Vive in the Hub.
 
The 'cab company' (which shall remain nameless) was the only inconvenience in this rather harmonious situation. They were often late, sometimes on time, and rarely early. This, in turn, caused me to receive less hours than I could have. Despite this, the library was incredibly understanding of the cab issues, and I will return to them in January.
 
In conclusion, the District 214 Internship Program has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed working at the library because it helped me get a glimpse of working life.
 
I have enjoyed working at the library.
 
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.
Wed, 12/16/2020 - 2:52pm