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English Department Communications Internship: Spring 2015

Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

It has been so much fun to work with Communications Intern Tim Mahoney this semester. He has done some really great work — endeavored to build community, grew the audience for department publications, shared lots of interesting ideas, is a good writer and so enthusiastic — but the semester is almost over and he’s graduating, so it’s time to find two new interns. Maybe one might be you?


English Department Communications Internship
Number of positions: 2
Internship term: Spring 2015 Semester, 15 weeks, January 20th – May 8th, 2015
Total credits: 2
Hours: 80 hours (40 per credit hour), approximately 5 per week
Stipend: $500
Application Deadline: Friday, November 21st by 12:00 p.m.

The English Department is looking for two engaged, self-motivated, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, with good communication and writing skills to help tell the story of the English Department. The interns in this position will help facilitate communication and community with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the English Department.

Interns will spend most of their time researching, interviewing, attending events, writing, and developing content — both for print and online. A major responsibility of this internship will be creating content for the department’s blog, https://englishcsu.wordpress.com/. Interns will work directly with the English department’s Communications Coordinator to meet departmental communication needs and complete various content development projects as assigned, including but not limited to creating profiles of people (alumni, faculty & staff, students), programs and projects; conducting interviews; providing event coverage (which would include attendance and photos, along with other modes of recording where relevant); and reporting departmental news and upcoming events.

For these internship positions, some prior reporting or blogging experience and/or education is preferred, as well as an understanding of principles for writing for the web and strong communication skills, both in person and in text. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with the English Department, its programs, people, and events – and who are willing to learn more. Content will be developed in various modes, and therefore skill with technologies such as sound recording and photography, as well as image and sound editing experience is preferred. We are also looking for interns with good people skills, the ability to participate in effective verbal and written exchanges, understanding that as they attend events and conduct interviews and such, they are acting as a “goodwill ambassador” for the department.

Applicants should email or hand deliver to the English Department main office the following: a cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) by the application deadline to:

English Department
c/o Jill Salahub: Communications Coordinator
Jill.Salahub@colostate.edu
A105 Behavioral Sciences Bldg.
1773 Campus Delivery
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1773

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English Department Communications Internship Opportunity

English Department Communications Internship
Number of positions: 1
Internship term: Fall 2014 Semester, 15 weeks, August 25th – December 12th, 2014
Total credits: 2
Hours: 80 hours (40 per credit hour), approximately 5 per week
Stipend: $250.00
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 21st by 5:00 p.m.

The English Department is looking for two engaged, self-motivated, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic CSU students, undergraduate or graduate, with good communication and writing skills to help tell the story of the English Department. The interns in this position will help facilitate communication and community with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the English Department.

Interns will spend most of their time researching, interviewing, attending events, writing, and developing content — both for print and online. A major responsibility of this internship will be creating content for the department’s blog, https://englishcsu.wordpress.com/. Interns will work directly with the English department’s Communications Coordinator to meet departmental communication needs and complete various content development projects as assigned, including but not limited to creating profiles of people (alumni, faculty & staff, students), programs and projects; conducting interviews; providing event coverage (which would include attendance and photos, along with other modes of recording where relevant); and reporting departmental news and upcoming events.

For these internship positions, some prior reporting or blogging experience and/or education is preferred, as well as an understanding of principles for writing for the web and strong communication skills, both in person and in text. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with the English Department, its programs, people, and events – and who are willing to learn more. Content will be developed in various modes, and therefore skill with technologies such as sound recording and photography, as well as image and sound editing experience is preferred. We are also looking for interns with good people skills, the ability to participate in effective verbal and written exchanges, understanding that as they attend events and conduct interviews and such, they are acting as a “goodwill ambassador” for the department.

Applicants should email or hand deliver to the English Department main office the following: a cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) by the application deadline to:

English Department
c/o Jill Salahub: Communications Coordinator
Jill.Salahub@colostate.edu
A105 Behavioral Sciences Bldg.
1773 Campus Delivery
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1773

Apply to Be a Writing Center Consultant or for an Internship

csuwritingcenterThe Writing Center is hiring! The Writing Center has newly available writing consultant positions for the 2014/2015 academic year. If you will be a CSU graduate student during the 2014-15 academic year, we invite you to apply. We are looking for responsible and qualified tutors who are able to work with a wide range of writers. Note that the CSU Graduate School limits graduate student employment to 20 hours weekly, so please do not apply if you are already working more than 10 hours with another department/office.

The Writing Center also has four internship positions available for the fall 2014 semester. If you will be a junior or senior CSU undergraduate or an English graduate student during the Fall 2014 semester, we invite you to apply. Undergraduates must have a 2.5 GPA and graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA. We are looking for responsible and qualified tutors who are able to work with a wide range of writers. Interns who successfully complete the internship may be eligible to continue working as a paid consultant in the spring 2015 semester.

 

Exciting Experiential Internship in Zambia!

English Department Students,

There’s talk about an exciting opportunity to go to Africa… for three-weeks…and with the possibility of earning up to three undergraduate or graduate internship credits! Would you be interested in such a thing?

Dr. Ellen Brinks will be taking students to Livingstone, Zambia over Summer 2015 to do experiential learning and internships through African Impact, and she’d like to know how many English students might be interested in participating.

“I don’t know. What would I be doing?!?”

The course would run for three weeks and center on a personalized project within the Livingstone community that fits your own interests. There are lots of internship projects – such as teaching, leading a reading club, math club, or adult literacy club, helping with afterschool activities at school or at a youth community training center, as well as offering HIV education – that would be suitable for any concentration or area of study in English and for which you could gain up to three internship credits. Additional projects in the areas of health care, sports, community development, conservation, wildlife care, and reforestation initiatives are available, though you would not be eligible for English internship credit if you elected to design your stay in Zambia round these activities. (Click here to check out project descriptions.)

“Why would I want to go to Africa?”

This experiential course would likely count for E487 or E687 credit. It gives you a very unique international internship opportunity in a stable and beautiful country, Zambia. You will be residing and working in the town of Livingstone, right at Victoria Falls, a center of African eco-tourism and safari tours. (Livingstone is the size of Fort Collins). The program likely ties in to coursework you have done in the areas of world literature in English, literacy, and teacher training. And most of all, it enables you to use your skills to give back to others in this friendly and welcoming community.

“How much would it cost?”

Projected expenses run around $5000, which includes airfare, tuition, vaccinations, and a bunch of other stuff, for three weeks in Africa.

“I think I’d be down for that!”

For the sake of making this potentiality of going to Africa an actuality for English students, we don’t need to know if this is definitely something that you would do. We only want to know if this is something you would seriously consider doing.

If this sounds like an important opportunity that you want available to you come summer 2015, please send me a non-committal reply expressing your interest by May 2nd, 2014.

Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator
Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu