Thursday, November 1, 2012

HCL internship - Literacy Activities

Literacy Activities Intern

Opening Date: 10/30/12

Closing Date:   11/19/12

Job Type: Internship

Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
Develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at the Library. This is an excellent opportunity for students in early elementary education, early childhood development (and related fields), or youth services librarianship to gain real work experience in the field.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, January – May2013, 6-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours and can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Tuesday - Friday afternoons and evenings. Saturdays are available as well.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:
·         In partnership with library staff, plan and deliver programming focusing on children birth to 11 and their caregivers.
·         Develop creative and engaging projects and activities to enhance learning and literacy in a drop-in environment.
·         Assist in creating a safe, respectful, and literacy-rich learning environment in the children’s area of the library; making use of the Family Play and Learn Spot and Discovery Room.
·         Establish supportive relationships with youth and their caregivers.
·         Keep accurate records of participation and prepare reports of activities.

Best Qualified Candidates will:
·         Be a student completing an associate’s, bachelor’s or master's degree.
·         Be creative, reliable, patient, adaptable, and possess the ability to approach and engage youth on a one-to-one basis.
·         Possess a strong commitment to literacy and libraries.
   Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library.

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305