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Student Intern (Children's Programs) - Lincoln Carnegie Library (Summer 2022)

This internship is offered through the FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Internship Program.

The Lincoln Carnegie Library in Lincoln, Kansas, is seeking a student intern for Summer 2022. The intern will work approximately 300 total hours. The Lincoln Carnegie Library and the student together will arrange a work schedule. The start and end dates are flexible. The intern will work at the employer’s place of business but will be paid through Fort Hays State University.

The Lincoln Carnegie Library is a very active small library with high circulation and inter-library loan figures. Last year 126 children signed up and participated in the Summer Library Program.

The intern will serve as the children’s programming coordinator, helping plan and implement all aspects of the Summer Library Program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing the Summer Library Program in the community and on social media
  • Assisting the Library Director in planning and coordinating approximately 9 program events for children ages 6-12
  • Solely planning and implementing 6-8 story time events for preschoolers that connect with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program
  • Providing marketing ideas and direction for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, with the goal of reaching all families in the Lincoln area
  • Preparing materials and spaces for each event
  • Keeping statistics on participation and attendance
  • Working closely with the teen advisory board to obtain volunteers to assist with events and story times
  • Attending library board meetings and participating in discussions related to library planning and funding

As time allows, other responsibilities may include:

  • Suggesting book and movie purchases
  • Working with the front desk to check out books and materials; assisting with inter-library loan; processing new books and movies; shelving materials

The intern will provide ideas and input on how the library can better serve the community.
  • Must be dependable and have excellent customer relations skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Enjoy working with children of all ages
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Experience in marketing and/or business is beneficial, but not required
  • Students in any degree program are welcome to apply

The intern will gain skills and experience in customer service, working with children ages birth to teen, and planning, coordinating and marketing a wide variety of events. The intern will also develop knowledge of budgeting and planning procedures for a non-profit entity and learn how to successfully work with a board of directors.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume in Handshake.

Interviews will take place on campus.