Preschool Outreach Intern

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in LIS, Early Childhood, or other related fields.  We are looking for two interns to work with preschool-aged children at our local early learning center performing storytimes and playing a pivotal role in the library’s outreach team.  The successful candidates will also facilitate a book borrowing program through the school. 

Minimum qualifications

  • Applicants should be enrolled in or recently graduated from a library information science or early childhood program, and have an interest in working with children of preschool age. 
  • Applicants must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and be able to provide his/her own vehicle for travel to and from the outreach location.


  • This internship runs from January 20 through March 20, 2020, for 9 weeks, 12 hrs/week. 
  • Please indicate in your cover letter your preferred schedule:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 9:15 am - 2:15 pm with a half hour unpaid lunch, Fridays 3 hours (flexible).
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 am - 2:15 pm with a half hour unpaid lunch, Fridays 3 hours (flexible). 
  • The nine week internship includes one week of training to be scheduled upon hiring. 


$15.00/hour, plus reimbursement for mileage as necessary

This job is open until filled

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover Letter and Resumé together in a single document.
  • Indication of preferred schedule in your cover letter.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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