In the traditionally homogonous landscape of librarianship, there is an urgent obligation to create diversity within the profession. For example, a recent study estimates between 500-1,100 additional BIPOC students would need to graduate from MLIS programs every year for the next 10 years if the profession is to become 25 percent BIPOC. In response, our library created three paid internships specifically for those who identify as members of underrepresented or underserved groups to mitigate barriers within the profession, such as a lack of paid internships or exposure to the profession. The ten-week programs were intended to provide experience in varying degrees of complexity in access services, library conservation, resource description, and subject analysis. Panelists will share goals, the logistics of creating meaningful internship experiences, assessment initiatives, and plans for the submission of an IMLS-funded grant application to ensure sustainability. Availability permitting, interns will share reflections from participation.