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Adult Literacy Event Planning

Internship Available
Fall 2021
Project Description

The Adult Literacy team in Nashville Public Library's award-winning "Bringing Books to Life" outreach program is seeking an event planning intern to assist with professional development conferences and events. The intern will support long-term planning and conference design for the March 2021 Adult Educator of the Year award and associated educational events for the Nashville Adult Literacy community, and will provide event support for a fall professional development conference. This is an excellent opportunity to gain project management and event planning skills, in support of educational and professional development initiatives for adult literacy educators.


Applicants should be college students with an interest in education, community development, communications or foreign languages, with an enthusiasm and dedication to serving others. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with a diverse team and in a diverse community. Ideal candidates are well-organized self-starters, with strong digital literacy skills and the ability to learn new technology. Bilingual skills, especially in Spanish or Arabic, are a plus. Applicants who have been directly impacted by adult education and literacy programs are encouraged to apply.

Position Type

Unpaid, part-time internship, to be conducted and supervised primarily remotely, with some in-person meetings or assignments, 8-12 hours per week (minimum 100-150 hours); weekday availability required, with some evenings and weekends possible; otherwise flexible scheduling. Availability for fall conference events October 19-21 is necessary.