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

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017. The deadline for the Winter 2018 internship will be posted early September 2017. We welcome applicants with previous tutoring experience and those interested in our internship.

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 us at writingcenter@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.