We are currently seeking one (1) intern for Spring 2020 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.
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.
The ideal intern should possess the following skills and qualities:
- Responsible, punctual, and detail oriented
- Proficient knowledge of Google Applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and multiple social media platforms
- Should have interests in community education and willing to engage in self-reflection and metacognition
- Should be majoring in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary
- Ability to work independently as well as 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
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.
- Help research and create education 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
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 Adele Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Adele (email@example.com) by Dec. 2, 2019.