Description and Responsibilities
Adult Literacy is a new facet of the Nashville Public Library's award-winning Bringing Books to Life outreach program, and the Library is now seeking an intern to assist Adult Literacy staff in planning new presentations, workshops, and materials. Specific assignments depend on a student's interests, but possible areas of focus for the internship include serving ESL and GED students, working with adults to build financial and computer literacy skills, planning and assisting with professional development events for adult educators, and facilitating family literacy experiences. The project may include promoting programs to diverse communities and fostering partnerships with local non-profits.
Applicants should be students with a background in education, community development, communications, or foreign languages, with enthusiasm and dedication to teaching. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work well with a diverse team and in a diverse community. Bilingual skills, especially in Spanish or Arabic, are a plus. Previous experience teaching adults in formal or informal settings, or teaching technical skills, is desirable. Interns must also have reliable independent transportation.
Unpaid, part-time internship; 8-10 hours per week (minimum 100); weekday availability, with some evenings and weekends required; otherwise flexible scheduling.