The Writing Program offers a variety of internship opportunities for credit.
The Editing Internship
The Editing Internship runs every Fall semester and provides hands-on experience in academic publishing. In preparation for the yearly publication of the scholarly journal, Dialogues@RU, interns review student submissions, choose the strongest essays, provide editing assistance to authors, prepare for press, and develop advertising material for social media sites.
Creating a Research Conference Internship
Interns will help select papers, organize, publicize, and create the Undergraduate Research Writing Conference (URWC 2021) that will be held virtually, and become a permanent online site. Students will learn to write and create publicity and website pages and assist student presenters in the creation of multi-media presentations of their work.
The Writing Internship
The Writing Internship enables students to acquire practical experience in a variety of professional settings that draw on the skills in reading and writing that Business and Technical Writing and English courses develop. It also enables students to test the practical range of some of the ideas presented in their coursework and to experience first-hand some of the career possibilities available to writers. It may be used toward a Technical or Professional Writing Certificate or elective college credit toward graduation.
Students registered concurrently in most Business and Technical Writing courses (including 302, 303, and 425) may register for a Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) opportunity performing writing tasks in a non-profit organization. This program is formerly known as CASE.
The Writing Centers
The Writing Centers offer six sections of Writing Theory and Tutoring, a 3-credit Internship combining experience tutoring in a writing center and classroom meetings for professional training, discussion and reflection. Undergraduates from all schools and majors who have an interest in reading, writing and helping others are encouraged to apply!
Interns receive hands-on practice the art of tutoring writing. In weekly class meetings, interns receive practical training, read and discuss texts on writing and tutoring, and reflect on internship experiences under the guidance of a Rutgers Writing Program instructor. Interns will consider diverse perspectives, learn new strategies for reading and revising, and develop professionalism.
As a part of the course, Interns tutor one unpaid 80-minute session per week, for ten weeks, scheduled according to their availability. Intern tutors may also choose to work additional paid sessions, 4-10 hours per week.