Students from all majors are encouraged to apply for work in the Writing Center. The Writing Center is a friendly learning community, and working as a Writing Center consultant enhances writing, interpersonal communication, learning, and leadership skills, furthering the pursuit of personal and professional goals. Writing consultants 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.
Note: The Writing Center is overseen by the University Writing Program, which also oversees the Writing Fellows program. Because of this relationship, the Writing Center and the Writing Fellows are now using the same application form. Students may submit one application to either or both programs through either program website. (When submitting your application, you’ll indicate whether you want to be considered for a position in the Writing Center, the Writing Fellows, or in both programs.)
Become a Writing Consultant
To be considered for a writing consultant 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 6-week, paid transfer consultant training (applicants with university or college-level writing consulting/tutoring experience)
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 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 (name and contact info).
The application deadline for Summer and Fall 2018 internships or employment has now passed, but applicants with previous writing consulting experience may apply at any time.
English 399R Internship
English 399R is a rigorous academic internship that introduces students to theories and methods of peer consulting in writing while providing extensive hands-on consulting experience in an apprenticeship environment.
Applicants with previous writing consulting experience may be eligible to complete a transfer consultant training in place of the internship.
If you have questions about the application process or the internship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 openings.