Early Literacy Intern

Opportunity is EARN Indiana eligible

Last Updated:May 5th, 2022

St. Joe County Public Library

Early Literacy Intern

Type: In Person
Location: South Bend
Application Due Date: May. 31, 2022
Starts: May. 31, 2022
Structure: Standard
Full Time
Part Time


The SJCPL Youth Services Department is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and self-motivated person to help develop early literacy activities and storytimes for the community. As an intern, you will provide support to staff for our annual Summer Reading Challenge, help plan and implement storytime and early literacy activities, and provide assistance to staff and library patrons. This person will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about Early Childhood Development and put it into practice by working within our diverse community. 

A job at SJCPL is a chance to give back to the community while also gaining real life experience in a dynamic and challenging environment. People who work at a Library are committed to public service (and also get to spend their day surrounded by books).

What you will get out of this internship:

  • You will have accomplished a capstone project that contributes to the mission of the Library, has an impact on the community, and can be used in your resume or portfolio.
  • You will have made a difference.
  • You will have inspired a love for reading in children, which will help them in school and life.
  • You will have had an amazing summer with some of the coolest Librarians on the planet.

Lo que obtendrás de esta pasantía:

  • Habrás cumplido un proyecto final que contribuye a la misión de la Biblioteca, tener un impacto en la comunidad que se puede utilizar en su currículum.
  • Habrás hecho una diferencia.
  • Habrás inspirado el amor para leer a niños ya eso les ayudará en la escuela y la vida 
  • Habrás tenido un verano increíble con algunos de los bibliotecarios más geniales del planeta.


Once here you will:

  • Assist, plan, implement storytimes and programs for young children and their families.
  • Become familiar with literature, materials, resources, and library services related to early literacy.
  • Learn the principles of Every Child Ready to Read (E.C.R.R.).
  • Assist with Library tours and programming for community groups.
  • Develop creative pop-up activities to promote early literacy skills.
  • Help promote SJCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and other early literacy programs.
  • Assist staff at the Youth Services desk, directing patrons to materials and services, up to 8 hours per week.
  • Complete a capstone project that helps us engage more authentically with our community.

Una vez aquí tus responsabilidades serán:

  • Ayudar a planificar e implementar efectivamente las horas de cuentos bilingües para niños pequeños y sus familias.
  • Familiarizarte con la literatura, los materiales, los recursos y los servicios de la biblioteca relacionados con la alfabetización temprana.
  • Aprender los principios de Every Child Ready to Read (E.C.R.R.).
  • Ayudar con visitas a bibliotecas y programación para grupos comunitarios.
  • Desarrollar actividades emergentes creativas para promover las habilidades de alfabetización temprana.
  • Ayudar a promover el Programa de Desafío de Lectura de Verano de SJCPL y 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
  • Assistir al personal de Servicios Juveniles dirigiendo a los clientes a los materiales y servicios 
  • Completar un proyecto final que nos ayude a participar más auténticamente con nuestra comunidad.


Relevant experience:

  • Experience working with young children and their caregivers is preferred. 
  • Comfortable using Internet, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Windows and Mac OS
  • Community-minded
  • Exercise initiative, be enthusiastic, creative, flexible, energetic, value diversity, and possess a sense of humor.

Experiencia relevante:

  • Experiencia trabajando con niños pequeños y sus cuidadores preferido 
  • Bilingüe (español e inglés) obligatorio
  • Cómodo usando el Internet, Microsoft Office, Google Suite y Windows y Mac OS.
  • Mentalidad comunitaria
  • Ejercitar la iniciativa, ser entusiasta, creativo, flexible, enérgico, valorar la diversidad y tener sentido del humor.

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