Jobs and Internships

The Ball State University English Department website has answers to all your internship questions. Visit the FAQ page to learn more.

The Indiana Writing Project (IWP) Summer Unpaid Internship
The IWP hopes that their intern will help them meet these critical objectives:

  • Update IWP website
  • Research, design, and write materials to connect IWP to local, regional, and state professional organizations and teachers (e.g., write press releases to Learning Connections; identify, produce and distribute research summaries; post blogs from Teacher Consultants; promote upcoming IWP workshops and programs)
  • Assist with IWP office operations (e.g., copying, assisting with registration procedures for IWP programs)

It is a great opportunity for students to network with teachers, continue their professional growth, and practice writing for a wide audience of teachers and administrators. IWP is a branch of the National Writing project.
You can learn more about IWP by visiting their website here, learn more about NWP here.

Content Developer/Editor for GP Strategies in Indianapolis
The job requires writers/editors to have an understanding of clients’ needs, write and edit training materials, assemble those materials using HTML or Microsoft Office, manage time well, and meet quality expectations. Applicants must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment; must meet challenges resourcefully; and must have strong writing, editing, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience with HTML is a plus.
Visit this link to see how to apply for this job.

Copywriter for Britton Marketing and Design Group in Fort Wayne
Job candidates must be proficient in editing and writing, as well as passionate about brand storytelling for print and digital designs. Applicants must feel confident writing in multiple formats such as product copy, newsletters, web posts, emails, blog posts, product naming, and sales and marketing materials. Self-management, knowledge of InDesign, an active interest in cultural trends, and web experience are desired qualifications.
Click here to apply for this job.

E-Commerce Copywriting QA Intern at Angie’s List
English majors are needed for this intern position. Duties include reviewing and editing daily deals, checking daily deal sales contract items, assigning deal SKUs, activating deal records, and interacting with other Angie’s List employees. Most importantly, applicants must show competency in English grammar, style, and punctuation. Also, the ability to pay attention to detail, the desire to work in Web-based applications, and knowledge of AP style is necessary for the position. Interns must commit to working full time all summer.
Learn how to apply for this internship here.

Editorial Intern with Indianapolis Monthly
Interns are needed year-round to work with the editorial team. The main task will be fact-checking, but there will be opportunities for researching for the editorial staff as well as writing small pieces for the publication. Interns will attend staff meetings and contribute story ideas. Attention to detail, flexibility, and excellent research skills are needed for the position. This internship is unpaid.
Visit this link for details about applying.

Special Sections Intern with Indianapolis Monthly
A summer intern is needed to research, update, fact-check, and write for the “Shops” publication. Desired skills are communication, attention to detail, and multitasking. Interns will also have opportunities to attend meetings to learn about working for a magazine, contribute story ideas, as well as write bylines for the print and online publications. Interns must be students at a university. This internship is unpaid.
Visit this link for details about applying.

Publishing Internship for The Experiment
Highly desirable requirements are outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas that The Experiment publishes, is preferred. Previous office experience is preferred but not mandatory.
Visit this link for more details.

Technical Communications Intern with Ontario Systems
Seeking student interns with majors in Web Content Development/Writing, English, Technical Communications, Journalism, Technical Library Science, or Computer Science.
Click the following link for more information: Technical Communications Intern. Submit applications here.

Student Intern with The Daily News
Seeking student help from all majors! At the Daily News, WCRD and Newslink, we all understand how important it is to actually practice the skills we are learning in your classes. We are looking for reporters, copy editors, photographers, videographers and graphic designers to produce multi-platform pieces.
For details, email web managing editor, Lauren Chapman, at lechapman@bsu.edu or managing editor, Emma Kate Fittes, at ekfittes93@gmail.com.

Student Intern with Indiana Writers Center
This summer the IWC will partner with St. Florian Center, LaPlaza, and Concord Neighborhood Center to present “Building a Rainbow,” a creative writing memoir program for disadvantaged youth. The summer program runs from June 17 to August 1. Seeking student applicants with creative writing, education, communication, and journalism skills.
Click the following link for more information: IWC Intern Call 2014.

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