Marketing & Communications Temporary, Young Adult Library Association (YALSA)

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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Philadelphia.

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) division in Chicago is looking for a recent graduate or current student interested in communications, creating online continuing education for its members and other marketing and social media related projects.


Intern will create and disseminate promotional messages and materials (including web content), provide support to related member committees, and coordinate a mini-grants program in order to support YALSA’s Teen Read Week, summer learning and Teens’ Top Ten programs


Project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media tools (familiarity with Animoto, Drupal, HootSuite, Ning, Tumblr and/or Twitter a plus)

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