College Internships & Library Practicum

Opportunities

Hermitage Library Marketing

Internship Available:

Spring 2019

Project Description:

Nashville Public Library's Hermitage Branch seeks a qualified intern to assist with marketing projects focused on developing the branch's social media presence within its community. The intern will assist branch staff with developing strategies for social media marketing, and in the creation of social media posts. The intern will have opportunities to assist with technology-related programs, including facilitating social media or web design classes. The intern may also assist in suggesting strategies for marketing collections and materials, and in building photographic assets.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be students with interests in communications, marketing, public relations or related fields. Experience with photography, web or graphic design is a plus. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with others as part of a team. Ideal candidates have an eagerness for learning and sharing what they know, and an enthusiasm for libraries.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship, 8-10 hours per week (minimum of 100 hours); weekday availability required, wtih some Saturdays possible; otherwise flexible scheduling.

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Interior Design

Internship Available:

Spring 2019

Project Description:

Nashville Public Library seeks a qualified intern to assist staff with interior design projects ranging from large-scale renovations to smaller repairs. Duties include assisting in making finish selections and creating finish boards; attending construction meetings; visiting library locations to gather information; and assisting in the coordination of move management, relocations, and installation. This is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful and substantial interior design experience from an NCIDQ-certified interior designer in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be advanced students focused on a career in interior design, familiar with the fundamentals of design and with knowledge of AutoCAD. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants should be reliable self-starters, with problem-solving abilities, who exhibit creativity and resourcefulness. Interns must have reliable independent transportation.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship; 10-12 hours per week (minimum 150 hours, with more possible if necessary for credit); weekday availability required; otherwise flexible scheduling.

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Photography

Internship Available:

Spring 2019

Project Description:

The Nashville Public Library Foundation seeks a qualified intern to build photographic resources used in social media, print and website formats, in support of marketing and development efforts. The intern will take photos of library programs and events at varied library locations; will upload, edit and manage the photo catalogue; and will assist with social media postings. There may be additional opportunities for videography. This is an excellent opportunity to sharpen photography skills, with an emphasis on storytelling, within a fast-paced marketing environment.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be students with demonstrated skills in photography. An interest in communications and marketing is desirable, and experience in photographing people and events is a plus. Candidates should be reliable, responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently. Interns must have reliable, independent transportation.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship, 8-12 hours per week (minimum 100-150 hours); weekday availability required, with some evenings and weekends possible; otherwise flexible scheduling.

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Social Media Marketing

Internship Available:

Spring 2019

Project Description:

The Nashville Public Library Foundation seeks an intern to assist with maintaining and developing the Foundation's social media presence. Key responsibilities will include analyzing peer-institutions' social media presence and strategies, interacting with followers on varied social media platforms, and creating effective and engaging posts. The internship may also include opportunities for "instagramming" for special events.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be students focused on communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related fields.  Applicants must have strong written and oral communicaiton skills, with a working knowledge of popular social media platforms. Experience in photography or videography is a plus. Candidates should have the ability to work independently in a busy work environment.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship, 10-15 hours per week (minimum 100-150 hours); weekday availability required, with some evening and weekends possible; otherwise flexible scheduling.

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