Thursday, April 30, 2009

Immigrant Resources Internship

Immigrant Resources Internship
Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Library’s Immigrant Resources team seeks an unpaid intern to support and advance the literature-discussion group model used to connect adult learners to the library.

Summer 2009, 100-120 hours, part-time, flexible weekday daytime hours.

This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience.

Job Location:
Primary location is Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis.

Application Deadline:
May 22, 2009.

Major responsibilities include:
  • Facilitate literature discussion program in an off-site adult learning center.
  • Locate and acquire rights to use additional stories for literature discussion group.
  • Develop discussion questions for stories selected.
  • Assist staff in a variety of tasks related to the refinement and implementation of the groups.
  • Requirements:
    Some college required. English majors, writing majors or adult education majors strongly encouraged to apply.

    Intern must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Passion for learning.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of literature and reading strategies.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Interest in working with adult learners.
  • Awareness of/experience with immigrant experience.
  • To Apply and for Questions:
    Send cover letter outlining qualifications for this position, resume and contact information for two references to:
    - OR -
    Tom Grund
    Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
    12601 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
    (952) 847-8518

    For information regarding this internship, contact Emily Watts at or (952) 847-8634.

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