We have flexible part-time and full-time internships available. Tentative timeframes would be Mid-May through the end of July as well as Early June through Mid-August with the possibility of extended work. Each internship is designed to support one or two professional staff members during our July and August Institutes on the Teaching of Reading and Writing. The professional staff members overseeing these conferences are responsible for major aspects of event planning including, but not limited to: writing schedules of workshops and small/large group meetings, assigning rooms, handling materials, managing registration and applications and coordinating any needs for faculty teaching at the institutes.
The institutes involve a variety of micro- and macro- tasks. Ideal candidates for the events internships will be outgoing, self-motivated team players with a pension for problem solving on the spot, a sharp attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and a winsome personality. Job duties include registering and directing institute participants, scheduling, administrative and office tasks, data entry, setting up and running book sales, anticipating and meeting needs of presenting faculty, staff and participants, as well as any number of unanticipated, creative errands.
Interns will be expected to work four or five days (up to 40 hours) a week, depending on the events of a given day. There will be some early mornings and long days, as well as weekends. Each day is different and the work is often fast paced, with a fair amount of physical activity. Vacation time will be permitted but please note our conference dates are June 23rd-27th, June 29th-July 3rd, August 4th-8th and August 11th-15th. Interns must be available during both the week prior to and the week of each conference. This is a paid internship opportunity, however it is also possible to have interns be self-funded by their undergraduate institution, whether through a grant, scholarship, or college credit.
For more information regarding the work we do, please visit our website: www.readingandwritingproject.com.
To apply, please submit a resume detailing relevant experience and a cover letter stating your reasons for interest as well as your goals in/for this internship to: email@example.com