Preschool Outreach Intern


Des Plaines Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
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 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.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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.

Use the following site to submit your application:


Application Contact: 
Jennifer Steurer
Apply To: 
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St
Des Plaines , IL 60016
Phone: 847-376-2794
42° 2' 25.728" N, 87° 53' 14.1648" W