Virtual Internship in Diverse Children’s Librarianship, Bates

The Diverse BookFinder at Bates College is pleased to announce two *virtual* internship opportunities in diverse children’s librarianship beginning Summer 2020 with additional opportunities in future semesters. Specific responsibilities are grouped into two main areas: 1) social media content, outreach, community engagement; 2) collection development, including identifying appropriate titles and communicating directly with publishers.


  • Candidates must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited LIS program and use this internship opportunity for credit or to fulfill program requirements.

  • Minimum commitment of one term (summer, fall, spring semester options)

  • Minimum of 60 hours over the term and maximum hours to be determined by interns’ program requirements.

  • Weekly hours negotiable, minimum of 10.

  • Weekly check-in’s via Zoom, midterm and end of term reflective writing.

Interns are expected to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively — independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrate a professional, positive, cooperative, team-oriented working relationship with colleagues.

  • Must exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and flexibility.

Further details and application instructions are available here:

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