See below for recent postings of jobs and internships available to English Majors. For more information about internships for credit during the academic year, please see here.
PROMOTING AUTHORS FOR ONLINE BOOKSTORE, part-time, project-based
Do you love books, and bookstores? Do you shop for books online? Do you have a background in writing? Then you might want to work for a new online bookstore called www.midcenturybooks.net
Our online bookstore carries an inventory of over 250 books that are new releases, and we are reaching out to these authors for a series of interviews, book readings, and a variety of other publicity, which will be featured in our blog. Goal is to build mailing list for about 100 of these 250 authors. Getting in touch with authors will involve researching their contact information through many different kinds of social media: websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Also to be researched, if needed, is the contact information for their publishers or literary agents.
A love of literature
Background in writing
College student or recent grad
Bookstore experience desirable
Tech savvy, comfortable with social media
Superb research abilities for web searches
Knows Excel, for database of contact info
Position available for immediate start. Project needs to be completed by March 7. Expect this to take 20 or so hours/week for a duration of 2-3 weeks. Questions are welcome. Send resume, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with Let's Get Ready this spring as an SAT and College Access Coach
Let's Get Ready (LGR) is a dynamic and growing nonprofit committed to increasing college access and success for under-served youth. Harnessing the power and expertise of motivated college students, LGR guides and equips high school students through the college admissions process. Providing intensive SAT preparation and key assistance with college readiness and financial aid/scholarship opportunities, LGR fills a critical gap in college access support. For more information, visit www.letsgetready.org
Coaches commit to work with their students three hours a week in the evening for nine weeks, starting in early February. Full training is provided and Coaches gain access to a wide network of passionate professionals and college students across NYC.
Visit http://letsgetready.org/GetStarted/Coaches/ to apply - Have questions? Email NYU@letsgetready.org to learn more
The Bronx Institute at Lehman College - ELA tutors
The Bronx Institute at Lehman College is looking to hire math, science, and ELA tutors to offer in-class tutoring to 7th and 8th grade students.
Tutors will be placed in one of our eight partner schools and will assist students in class with questions pertaining to subject material, class assignments, and homework assignments. Tutors will also work one-to-one or in small groups with students who require additional assistance.
The ideal tutor will have:
• Experience working with middle or high school students in a tutoring or teaching capacity
• Mastery in at least one of the required subject areas (pre-algebra, algebra, ELA, and integrated science)
• Experience with standardized test preparation for middle and high school students
• A flexible schedule to work with students during the school day ( at least 2 days per week)
• A sustained commitment to serve in a school for a full academic year
• A passion for closing the educational achievement gap
-All tutors are required to attend an initial (paid) training session prior to placement. Tutors are also required to attend one hour (paid) bi-weekly follow up meetings with their subject coach to debrief and to discuss student progress with the Coordinator of Mentoring and Tutoring Services at The Bronx Institute.
Tutors must possess a bachelor’s degree, advanced degree (preferred), OR be a high performing undergraduate student (senior status) with a demonstrated ability to (1) work with middle school students in a classroom environment and (2) provide tutoring instruction in a required subject area.
$15 p/h undergraduate student or bachelor’s degree
$20 p/h graduate student or advanced degree
Interested candidates should email their resume to Faith Allen, Coordinator of Mentoring and Tutoring Services for the The Bronx Institute at Faith.Allen1@lehman.cuny.edu
NYU Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making
The position is for a part-time administrative assistant that involves a lot of writing and some clerical duties. Juniors or Seniors preferred. See job description here.
COLLEGE MAGAZINE STAFF WRITER
We’re seeking writers who are passionate about the college experience. As a staff writer for College Magazine, you'll capture student life through weekly creative articles. You'll begin with a training program to tackle active voice, show vs. tell, interviewing sources and more. Working closely with our editors, you'll transform your writing and ultimately uncover your voice. You'll also learn social media, branding and SEO tactics necessary for the real world of journalism. The opportunity is 10 hours a week. It's a volunteer opportunity to learn and build your portfolio. It's also an intensive, and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Industry Dive, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, Redbook, National Geographic, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.
To Apply: Please send your resume and a writing sample to email@example.com.
Deadline: January 27, 2017 by 6 p.m. EST
Physical Anthropology and Chemistry Editorial, Spring 2017
W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the Chemistry and Physical Anthropology teams from January to April. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college Physical Anthropology and Chemistry textbooks, and explore various stages of the publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content. Please note: NO specific knowledge of Physical Anthropology and Chemistry is required!
Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required.
If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: dchiu(at)wwnorton(dot)com
Office Assistant: Content Developer
NYU’s Center for Data Science (CDS) is seeking a student content writer to produce two short articles a week for our online blog to showcase the exciting research that the Center and its faculty are producing. This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in data and technology, and has experience writing for both scholars and non-experts. The work can be completed remotely, although we would prefer for you to come into the office at least once a month so that we can touch base on how the work is going.
CDS was established to advance NYU’s goal to become the country’s leading data science research and training facility. The center is highly interdisciplinary: many of its faculty and students collaborate with those in the humanities and social sciences. We share our cutting-edge projects with the public, scholars, and prospective students through our website and social media platforms.
When you work for us, you will become an active and meaningful contributor towards the life of one of the university’s most dynamic and innovative research centers. The role is also an excellent opportunity to gain professional writing experience and network with leading researchers in data science, technology, and other fields.
Ability to meet deadlines
Interest in data and technology
Careful research skills
Strong writing skills
Strong communication skills
Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Requested Document Notes
Writing Sample, no more than two pages. This sample should showcase your ability to clearly and concisely explain a complex topic to an audience of scholars and non-experts. The sample does not have to be directly relevant to data science or technology, although this would be helpful.
To Apply: Wasserman Job Posting ID: 1055290
PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers seeks Volunteer Interns
PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers seeks volunteer interns to assist with production of the magazine, both ink-and-paper and online editions. The journal is published by PEN America, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights association. Each issue contains a mix of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, conversations, and more. Work from past issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.
Editorial interns are closely involved with all stages of production on projects including our annual literary journal and PEN America chapbooks. Responsibilities may entail the transcription of literary events and readings, researching, proofreading, fact-checking, processing orders, assisting with mailings, and miscellaneous office tasks. Interns work with journal editors in the PEN office in Soho, where the staff focuses on free expression advocacy, prison writing, literary awards, the World Voices Festival of Literature, and other PEN programs.
Applicants must be curious, eager to learn, very attentive to detail, and familiar with Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system; experience with Adobe Creative Suite is useful. Previous office experience, either in publishing or nonprofit organizations, is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and an interest in literature and writing are a must. Interns are expected to work between 8 and 15 hours a week.
E-mail cover letter and résumé as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEN America is an equal-opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
See more at: https://pen.org/pen-america-journal