The Green Hills Branch of the Nashville Public Library is seeking a qualified intern to assist with community research focused on increasing programming and resources for homeschool families. This is a hybrid internship, where research may be conducted remotely, with in-person assignments as needed. The intern will research ideas for homeschooling programs, potentially to include surveying programs offered at other library systems, gathering homeschooling contacts and resources in Nashville, or researching existing or past NPL resources. The intern will compile information, and under supervision of branch staff, may facilitate community outreach about library services, based on findings.
Applicants should be college students with a background in social sciences, humanities, education, community development, communications or marketing, with an enthusiasm and dedication to serving others. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with a diverse team and in a diverse community. Applicants should have experience conducting research, writing papers, and making presentations, and be capable of accuracy and attention to detail. Ideal candidates are reliable self-starters, who exhibit creativity and resourcefulness. Applicants with direct experience and knowledge of homeschooling are encouraged to apply.
Unpaid, part-time internship, to be conducted and supervised partly remotely, with in-person assignments as needed; 8-12 hours per week (minimum 100-150 hours); some weekday availability required, otherwise flexible scheduling.