Work for Us

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply for work in the Writing Center. Not only is the Writing Center a friendly learning community, but working as a tutor in the Writing Center enhances writing, interpersonal communication, learning, and leadership skills, furthering the pursuit of personal and professional goals. In addition to tutoring writing, tutors receive internationally-recognized CRLA tutor certification and gain additional experience through project-based learning in areas such as technical writing, teaching, editing, social media management, and research.

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Become a Writing Tutor

To be considered for a writing tutor position, applicants must be able to

  • work a minimum of 8 hours per week
  • attend a weekly training meeting on Thursday mornings (8:00-8:50 a.m.)
  • work for at least two semesters
  • complete a credit-bearing, paid academic internship (English 399R) OR complete a 4-week, paid transition tutor training (applicants with university or college-level writing tutoring experience)

Application Instructions

Application materials consist of a resume, a one-page cover letter (addressed to Dr. David Stock, properly formatted, and polished), two samples of academic writing (one from a class in your major), and a faculty reference.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Monday, March 20th, by midnight. Applicants will be considered for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017  internships.

Application Tips

Successful applicants will demonstrate

  • excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • strong interpersonal and academic skills
  • maturity and professionalism in workplace settings
  • ability to help others learn and develop as writers
  • commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

Application Questions

If you have questions about the application process or the internship, please contact Professor David Stock, Writing Center Coordinator, at david_stock@byu.edu

 English 399R Internship

The English 399 R is a rigorous academic internship  introduces students to theories and methods of peer tutoring in writing while providing hands-on tutoring experience in an apprenticeship environment.

Applicants with previous writing tutoring experience may be eligible to complete a transition tutor training in place of the internship.

Become a Receptionist

Receptionists work with all staff members to manage the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center.  To apply, check Student Employment for any openings.