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Thursday, November 1, 2012
HCL internship - Literacy Activities
Literacy Activities Intern
North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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
·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:
a student completing an associate’s, bachelor’s or
creative, reliable, patient, adaptable, and possess the ability to approach and
engage youth on a one-to-one basis.
a strong commitment to literacy and libraries.
not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library.
a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and
contact information for two references to: