Study Breaks is a website written and illustrated exclusively by college students, and we are looking for student editors for our summer 2021 internship.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
In general, edit.
Based on a schedule that accommodates your classes, for a period of 12 to 15 hours every week, student editors will edit, fact-check and upload articles to the website, then provide brief feedback to the writers of the pieces.
You will also have individual feedback sessions, in which your editing will be reviewed. In addition, your edits will be reviewed by the editor to ensure they are grammatically accurate and attuned to the Study Breaks voice.
WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:
While striving to preserve the spirit of the writing, you will practice and improve fundamental editing skills, such as correcting typos, fixing stylistic errors and punctuating phrases appropriately. You will work with our writing guidelines to ensure all material is properly formatted, as well as work to clarify unclear passages or misworded phrases.
In addition, you will also learn the basics of WordPress, a host used by many modern publications. Uploading to the site requires you to create certain content as well, such as titles, descriptions and captions, which requires a degree of creativity on your part.
You will network with dozens of student writers from across the country, in addition to your editing partners and the Study Breaks staff. Your aptitude for editing will increase after months of practice and feedback, which will in turn improve your writing and analytical capacities.
The Summer 2020 program runs from May 17, 2021, to Sept. 10, 2021, and applications close May 3, 2021.
In order to qualify for the internship, you must be a college student majoring in English, journalism, editing or some related field. Please attach your resume to an email describing yourself, and please include two non-fiction writing samples.
*Contact Internship and Career Advisor to see if eligible for academic credit