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Monday, April 14, 2014
HCL Summer Internship
Literacy Activities Intern
North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, 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 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
·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
·Keep accurate records of participation and prepare reports
·Library school students given additional duties involving
children’s collection maintenance.
Best-Qualified Candidates will:
a student completing an associate’s, bachelors, or master's degree in an
Education-related field or Library Science.
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: