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Internship Opportunity

Start date: May 25, 2021                                                                                               Paid Stipend: $4,000

End date: August 13, 2021                                                                                            Full-time 40 hrs./week


The Community Library of the Shenango Valley in Sharon, Pennsylvania has one paid internship position available for the summer. The library is looking for an Education, English, or Library Science major to assist with our summer reading programs at both the Community Library in Sharon and at our Stey-Nevant Branch in Farrell.  The position will be full-time for the summer with flexible hours, including some evenings and Saturdays.  In this position, the individual will be assisting the Children’s Librarians, Teen Coordinator, and Adult Services Librarian in the planning and implementation of summer reading program activities both in the libraries and at nearby outreach locations. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Networking with area businesses and organizations, obtaining donations and enlisting support for our Summer Reading Program.

  • Creating, both in person and virtual, activities centered on literacy for children in grades K-8

  • Assisting with programs planned by our teen and adult librarians.

  • Obtaining and preparing materials for all activities

  • Processing, maintaining, and helping patrons navigate our on-line summer reading challenge through the Beanstack platform.

  • Working with a group of volunteers to implement activities in both libraries as well as outreach facilities during a set weekly schedule, Monday-Friday. 

  • Helping to design and implement programs for our summer teen Maker Camp (possibly delete in no maker camp)

  • Assisting librarians with library operations, shelving books, etc.

  • Applicants should have an interest in library science or education, have experience working with children and teens, and be proficient with technology and STEM programming. 

  • College credit is available. This must be determined by student and instructor. The library will provide evaluations and will work with the school if student wants to receive college credit.


Applicant must have own transportation, and be able to work some evenings and weekends. The Summer Reading Program is a fun and rewarding experience, and will offer many opportunities to gain skills that will be an asset when seeking post-college career opportunities. 


Those interested in this internship must submit a fully-detailed sample preschool or elementary school program focusing on working animals (ex: service dogs, military animals, herding dogs, etc).


  1. Email cover letter, resume, CLSV job application, and program sample to or

  2. Mail to Robin Pundzak, Community Library of the Shenango Valley, 11 N. Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146

  3. Deliver in person to the circulation desk at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley, 11 N. Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146


For more information about the responsibilities and duties of the position, please contact:

Executive Director Robin Pundzak @ 724-981-4360 x105,  

Children’s Librarian Vikkie Mastroberte @724 981-4360 x103,                 

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