Kids' World Desk Intern


Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
14 week Internship. Part-time position, 20 hours per week.
This is a paid internship, $17.75 per hour. No benefits.

Looking to gain practical experience working in a busy environment where kids and families come to play, read, and explore? Gain valuable experience serving the public at our busy Kids' World desk as you connect with kids ages 0-12 and families. Our innovative and award-winning library is the spot for you to learn real-world skills in customer and information services as you work directly with families during our busiest time of year! We can provide an ideal learning opportunity to help you prepare for your future career working with youth.

We are looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic individual who is ready with a smile and likes helping people. This position is designed to provide experience in learning how to provide excellent customer service and polish your communication skills as you help answer questions at the desk, provide basic instruction on using our catalog and computers, assist with program support, and work effectively with our diverse community and seasoned professionals.

Requirements & Skills:

Customer service experience and knowledge of children's literature preferred. Experience with working with children ages 0-12 preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word.


Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in an MLIS or Education program.

Hours and Scheduling:

14 week Internship. Part-time position, 20 hours per week from May 28 to August 11. Hours of work will include weekdays with the option of some evenings and weekends.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Application Note: 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit by March 31, 2019:

  • A letter of interest, including how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.
  • Your resume.

Only electronic submissions will be considered

Application Contact: 
Human Resources Department
Apply To: 
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