Monday, April 14, 2014

HCL Summer Internship

Literacy Activities Intern

Opening Date: 4/16/14

Closing Date:   5/7/14

Job Type: Internship

Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, 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 summer, June – August 2014, 8-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours and can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Monday - 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 from 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.
·      Library school students given additional duties involving children’s collection maintenance.

Best-Qualified Candidates will:
·      Be a student completing an associate’s, bachelors, or master's degree in an Education-related field or Library Science.
·      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