Careers & Opportunities

Overview

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 [email protected] 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

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

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

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