Library Intern

Gain real-world experience at Washington County Library. Distinguish yourself from your peers with practical experience in this progressive suburban public library system.



Duration: 90 hours or as needed for school requirements. Scheduled for Fall 2017.


Work Schedule: Flexible, upon availability of intern


Location: Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave, Oakdale MN, 55128


Site Coordinators: Martha Riel and Natalie Eierman


Salary: Unpaid


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Intern will be involved with daily library operations at the Information Desk, including answering reference questions, helping patrons with technology, and providing readers’ advisory. During after-school hours, the Oakdale Library serves a large number of middle school students and the Intern will help library staff manage their behavior. In addition to day-to-day operations, the Intern will work on a few longer-term projects, which we will determine based on the Intern’s interests and skills. Possible projects include collection management, program planning, and outreach. Depending on scheduling, the Intern will attend the meetings of relevant teams, such as the Adult Services Team, the Youth Services Team, or the Social Media Team. The internship includes evening and Saturday hours.

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Email current resume and list of MLIS classes completed to


Applicants must also provide a single paragraph answer to this question: Why do you want to work in a public library?  Application deadline: August 18, 2017


Contact site coordinators at 651-730-0504 or and to request additional information.