Careers & Opportunities


The Reading Room CLE is looking for interns with a wide variety of skills. All of our internships are remote. We follow NACE's guidelines and offer supervision for college credit, but all internships are unpaid.

We accept internship applications on a rolling basis. 

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to to be considered.

Available Roles

Don't see an intership that sparks your interest? Reach out to us to chat about special project areas.


Marketing intern responsibilites include:


      • Manage social media accounts via Crowdfire (content is provided by RRC)
      • Use Adobe Spark to create multi-channel content
      • Proofread documents and assist with prep
      • Proofread documents before they go live on the website
      • Use CMS (WordPress) to manage website deployments
      • Research press opportunities, including native advertising opportunities
      • Generate QR codes for bookstore label using websiten)
      • Identify Rafflecopter giveaway occasions and materials

Media intern responsibilites include:


      • Manage appointment setting for podcast subjects
      • Collect headshots, documentation and work samples from subjects
      • Transcribe podcasts after sound team edits them
      • Distribute podcasts and coordinate the creation of marketing materials with marketing staff
      • Collate press list and track press releases
      • Research native advertising opportunities and track submissions to media outlets
Research Assistant

Research Assistant responsibilites include:


      • Ongoing project in fanlore and fan history; the Parma collection of vintage fan art is awaiting documentation and eventual re-homing
      • Research potential recipients of the Parma collection, evaluate their ability to house and maintain it
      • Research auction/sale possibilities for the Parma collection
      • Research rare and collectible books and assess their value
      • Identify prospects for podcast interviews and for creative partnerships
Graphic Design

Graphic Design intern responsibilites include:


      • Design a logo for branded merchandise
      • Design art for the website
      • In collaboration with management, choose color palette, typography, and create stylebook
      • Create art for specific events and publications (Jolabokaflod gala; Trick-or-Treat; community art classes)
      • Assist with community classes, teaching non-artists technique and giving encouragement
      • Design art for Little Free Libraries
Event Planning/Merchandising

Event Planning/Merchandising intern responsibilites include:


      • Curate targeted book selections for cultural events and vendor pop-ups
      • Attend events; set up table, sell books, distribute literature and answer questions
      • Transport equipment to event location and return it to The Reading Room CLE
      • Assess events for feasibility, profitability, and repeatability
      • Represent The Reading Room CLE to the public

Fundraising intern responsibilites include:


      • Research grant possibilities and set up fundraising calendar
      • Create donation solicitations for in-kind donations and cash
      • Log donations into database
      • Write and send acknowledgement letters to donors
      • Research community partnership opportunities
      • Identify book donation prospects and coordinate with volunteers to set up collections
      • Create Sparked projects
Product Design

Product Design intern responsibilites include:


      • Draft design for bookshelf based on existing specifications
      • Create prototype at local makerspace using CNC machine or laser cutter
      • After successful prototype is created, manufacture test shelves for product testing
      • Create bookshelf evaluation forms and communicate with product testers
      • Create production budget and source materials