Literacy Support Fellow

Nevins Memorial LibraryMA
Paid Internship

6 months ago


Job Title

Commonwealth Corps Service Member - Library Internship

Job Location

Methuen, Massachusetts, United States

Job Overview

The Nevins Memorial Library is seeking two Commonwealth Corps service members to join our team in a half-time capacity for a 10-month service term. As a Commonwealth Corps service member, you will engage with diverse communities, strengthen our library services, and gain valuable professional skills and knowledge.


  • Stipend of $600 semi-monthly while in service, up to $12,600, minus taxes and withholdings
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7 phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions
  • Completion award of up to $2000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member's service and/or goals (Up to $100; dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Professional development opportunities specific to adult literacy
  • Attendance at industry conferences and associations
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home if required by site
  • Limited travel reimbursement from host site for certain service-related travel away from usual service location, according to agency's policies
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 4 hours
  • Opportunity for at least 5 (part-time) days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement)

Please note that receiving these stipends/benefits may impact eligibility for certain public benefits.


  • Complete a minimum of 750 hours of service, serving through June 22, 2024.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  • Participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of MSA-related activities each week, such as filling out timesheets, completing bi-monthly reflections or check-ins, and other MSA-related tasks or activities.
  • Design and conduct publicity campaigns to recruit new volunteers and support current volunteers.
  • Engage and support new and existing literacy students.
  • Facilitate group-based learning such as conversation circles or digital/financial/language-based literacy programs.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Design new literacy-based initiatives for the community.
  • Conduct community outreach to advertise our services and network with other community leaders.
  • Assist with the digitalization project of office records.
  • Participate in the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.


Who You Are:

  • A Massachusetts resident with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to learn and use new technologies
  • Comfortable communicating with non-English speakers
  • Willing to undergo a CORI check

It would also be great if you:

  • Have previous volunteer experience
  • Have previous teaching, instruction, or group facilitation experience
  • Have access to reliable transportation for conducting community outreach
  • Speak a language other than English (multi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply)

We're excited for you to apply!

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Relocation Assistance




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Travel Stipend

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401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


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Typical pay range:

$18.21 - $23.42


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