The Outreach Internship
The outreach intern works directly with the Festival’s outreach manager to assist with community outreach programs, including the Festival’s Reading Rock Stars literacy program, the Youth Fiction Writing Contest, and Texas Library Grants. Duties include but are not limited to: researching authors and community partners; assisting with the creation of curriculum guides for the Reading Rock Stars Literacy program, upkeep of spreadsheets, and writing copy for school newsletters.
The internship is unpaid but students may receive school credit. This internship allows students to explore event planning, non-profit experience, and community outreach. Students interested in these avenues will gain practical skills such as organizational skills, time management skills, understanding of logistics and planning needed to put on an event, understanding of non-profit operations, community outreach and education.
The internship requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Internships can range from three months to a year, and start and finish dates are flexible. Internships must be scheduled during the Texas Book Festival’s operating hours (9 AM through 5 PM, Monday through Friday).
The Outreach Applicant
The ideal intern is interested in community outreach and education with an understanding of children’s literature. The ideal intern is detail-oriented, experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel, good with people, and interested in the inner-workings of a non-profit organization. Interested applicants must be working towards an undergraduate degree or higher level degree. The work level will be adjusted to the applicant’s level of education and experience.
How to Apply for the Outreach Internship
Interested applicants can send an e-mail with resume and cover letter as attachments to Lea Bogner, the Festival’s Outreach Manager: lea [at] texasbookfestival [dot] org. Please use the subject line “Outreach Internship Application.”