Wildcat Writers Community Engagement

Sponsor Organization

Wildcat Writers

Description

Overview

We are currently seeking one (1) intern to assist with the implementation of the spring phase of our high school-university partnership program. The intern will gain valuable professional writing experience and build relationships with Tucson-area high school teachers and UA faculty. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in public education, community organizing, or community-based non-profit work. Administrative and Partnership Support responsibilities detailed below.

Mission

Wildcat Writers is a network of high school and college writing teachers and students who collaborate to foster creative and critical literacies and engage in meaningful community-based action beyond the classroom. The 2017 recipient of the UA’s Peter Likins Inclusive Excellence Award, our organization constructs college access pathways for underrepresented students and nurtures the development of a social justice-oriented, national movement for high school-college partnership programs.

https://uawildcatwriters.weebly.com/

Qualifications

The ideal intern is responsible, punctual, and detail-oriented, with proficient knowledge of Google Applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and multiple social media platforms. They are interested in community education and are willing to engage in self-reflection and metacognition. Applicants should be majoring in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work independently and with a diverse team. Preference will be given to those who have participated in Wildcat Writers.

Note: Computer technology not provided; must provide personal laptop.

Duties and responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities:

The Intern is responsible for assembling, cataloging, preserving, and managing collections of Wildcat Writer’s historical and current information. Duties include:

●      Arrange, digitize, and make available Wildcat Writer’s archival materials in accessible formats

●      Interview past Wildcat Writer members and produce Spotlight Profiles from interview materials

●      Attend all Wildcat Writer’s monthly board meetings

  • Record minutes
  • Share process of in-progress materials and receive feedback

●      Grow social media platform actively, maintaining weekly posts

●      Collect, record, and keep organized photo release forms

Partnership Support Responsibilities:

The Intern is responsible for supporting our program's educators. Duties include:

●      Help research and create educational activities for campus visits

●      Supply teachers with information regarding cost, transportation, ect. of culturally relevant spaces, local farms, historical sites, museums, etc. for incorporation into The Wildcat Writers Directory of Campus and Community Spaces

●      Attend 5-7 partnership events over the course of the spring semester

  • Update WW Social Media with event highlights
  • Use photography and video equipment to document classroom visits and other partnership activities
  • Keeping photo release forms organized and up to date

●      Assist in planning and execution of Wildcat Writer’s events

●      Support Wildcat Writers and Partnership needs as assigned

Hours

The intern will be scheduled for 8 hours each week during the spring semester, one hour of which will be spent working directly with the Graduate Coordinator. WW allows for a flexible schedule.

Compensation & Benefits

Developing relationships with UA and local high school students. Connection to the greater community of Tucson. This is an unpaid internship; however, this internship satisfies 3 credit hours for ENGL 393 or equivalent.

How to apply

Please email Wildcat Writers at wildcatwriters@email.arizona.edu your resume, cover letter, and two academic or professional references (only include their name, title, department/organization, phone, and email). Application materials need to be emailed to Wildcat Writers (wildcatwriters@email.arizona.edu) by Dec. 30, 2022.