The University Writing Center offers consulting internships and non-consulting internships for students majoring in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication or a related field.

Writing Consultant Internship

Start your University Writing Center career with a 3-credit internship!

Do you care about writing? Do you want a campus career instead of a campus job? Do you want to help people in the JMU community? Do you want to build the communication skills that employers and graduate schools are looking for?

The University Writing Center is looking for you. Consider joining a community of faculty, graduate, and undergrduate writing consultants working to enhance writing across campus. As a professional UWC writing consultant, you will collaborate with writers in disciplines across campus and can help shape the center, deliver presentations to students and faculty, write articles for publication, create online resources, conduct research, and present at regional and national conferences.

How do you become a UWC consultant? Step one is to enroll in the 3-credit Tutoring Writing course, a dynamic classroom experiences that places students and faculty in conversation about all aspects of writing center work. In the course, you’ll hear from faculty and administrators across campus, read works that challenge and expand your ideas about writing, and complete an internship in the University Writing Center. Come together. Write now.

For more information contact Jared Featherstone.

Marketing and Outreach Internship

Design your own 3-credit internship with the University Writing Center!

Do you care about writing? Do you want to help people in the JMU community? Do you want to build the communication skills that employers and graduate schools are looking for?

The University Writing Center is looking for you. Consider joining a community of faculty, graduate, and undergrduate writing consultants working to enhance writing across campus. As a UWC Marketing and Outreach Intern, you might deliver presentations to students and faculty, write or edit UWC-related articles for publication on the JMU News site, coordinate UWC social media efforts, create material for the UWC website, direct and film videos, design posters and flyers for online or print distribution, or dive into data-driven or face-to-face research.

In addition to an interest and ability in writing, we are looking for interns who can apply marketing, communications, web design, research, graphic design, or other skills to enhance the center. We are especially interested in double majors or students who have multi-media creative skills. We would like to hear from applicants who can tell us how they could apply their talents at the UWC.

Come together. Write now.

For more information contact Jared Featherstone.

Hear It From Us!

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Stephanie Mappen
(former Marketing and Outreach Intern)

My experience as a Marketing and Outreach intern was better than I could have imagined. My duties for the semester included redesigning the UWC website and managing various campaigns to market for the center throughout campus and the community. As a senior SMAD major, I was extremely nervous to graduate in May and begin "the real world." Working for the Writing Center gave me the first-hand experience that I needed. I was able to strengthen my portfolio, while also learning how to work closely and listen to my "client." Redesigning the website was both rewarding and challenging. It taught me how to balance user experience with aesthetic appeal when working on a project. I am so thankful for the growing opportunity, and I recommend this internship to students willing and ready to learn in a fun and fast-paced environment.

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Faizah Butt
(former Marketing and Outreach Intern)

As one of the first Marketing and Outreach interns at the James Madison University Writing Center, I am honored to have worked closely with some of the most talented writers at our university. Using my public relations and marketing skills, I received the opportunity to author all content on the UWC's social media sites. Additionally, I partnered with on-campus organizations and institutions to promote visibility for the center and presented on behalf of the UWC at on campus events.

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