The Office of UP&D is offering an internship to an MFA student who wish to hone his/her human interest writing skills. We’re looking for a responsible, reliable student to interview and write articles about alumni, donors and individuals/events at WCSU. In addition to receiving byline and masthead credit (and printed copies of the publications), students will learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the production process (design conception, editorial, layout, pre-press) to create a full-color magazine. Knowledge of Associated Press Style and InDesign a plus. Journalism background helpful but we mostly want an enthusiastic student eager to learn. You can write from home (or Starbucks), but meetings/interviews will be conducted on the WCSU campus. Interns will check in weekly via e-mail and phone.
Benefits: We will provide a letter of recommendation and serve as references. You will have an amazing array of writing for your professional portfolio. Timeline: January 2010 through June 2010, 10 to 15 hours per week, for a total of 150 hours. Compensation: $12/hour.
To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a writing sample (an article, a school paper, etc.) to http://firstname.lastname@example.org with “MFA Internship” in the subject line. Irene SherlockAssociate Director, Publications & DesignOld Main 202AWestern Connecticut State University181 White Street, Danbury, Conn.(203) 837-8292 phone(203) 837-8865 fax