Community Development

Internship Available:

Fall 2020

Project Description:

Nashville Public Library is seeking a qualified intern to assist Adult Education Systems staff with new long-term, capacity-building projects, focused on a Collective Impact initiative.  The intern will play a role in developing collaborative and innovative approaches to professional development, teacher training and volunteer management, in support of partner non-profits that rely on part-time staff and volunteers to teach ELL classes.  Projects may include researching and recommending electronic resources; analyzing new approaches for common challenges; or serving as a catalyst for starting conversations about collaborative approaches to recruiting, training and retaining volunteer teachers.


Applicants should be college students with a background 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 reliable self-starters, with problem-solving abilities, who exhibit creativity and resourcefulness.  Bilingual skills, expecially in Spanish or Arabic, are a plus.  Interns must have reliable independent transportation.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship, 10-30 hours per week (minimum 100-300 hours); weekday availability, with some evenings and weekends possible; otherwise flexible scheduling.