"Read to Rise" Outreach at Green Hills Library

Internship Available:

Spring 2020

Project Description:

Nashville Public Library seeks a qualified intern to assist staff with "Read to Rise," a new city-wide literacy initiative for young children, their families and care-givers. Responsibilities include identifying and contacting community organizations to provide information and distribute materials, and to attend outreach events as needed. This is a good opportunity to learn about community outreach in a library environment. Based at the Green Hills Library, this internship also serves as an introduction to library services in a branch setting.


Applicants should be college students with a background in education, early childhood development, social work, community development or related fields. Applicants should have an enthrusiasm for serivng children and their families. Applicants must have strong communication skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse team in a diverse community. Experience working or volunteering with children is a plus. Interns must also have reliable independent transportation.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship, 8-10 hours per week (minimum 100 hour); weekday availability required, with some evenings and weekends possible; otherwise flexible scheduling.