Work-Study & Internships
Work-Study & Internships
The Literary House offers a variety of competitive, on-campus internships that are open to all interested Washington College students. The Lit House also offers a limited number of positions for students who qualify for Federal Work-Study, through the Office of Financial Aid.
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY POSITIONS
Literary House Assistants
These are two to four non-credit-bearing, paid positions for students eligible for Federal Work-Study. Students assist the Literary House administrative staff with programming and clerical duties. Students help supervise and coordinate the first floor, and keep the Lit House open for evening study hours. Good writing skills, promptness, sense of responsibility, and love of the arts are required. Students must be able to work well with others and warmly welcome all people to the Lit House.
THE PEGASUS INTERNSHIPS
These are three to five optional-credit, paid internships that run from early October through the end of the spring semester. The Pegasus Interns work 10 hours/week and curate Washington College’s multi-media, electronic yearbook, The Pegasus. The Pegasus Interns also photograph events at the Literary House and write occasional pieces for the blog.
Photography skills and schedule flexibility are preferred. Good writing and communication skills are a must. Adobe Photoshop and InDesign experience are desirable, but can be achieved through on-the-job training. The Pegasus Interns work at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and report to the Advisor. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are especially encouraged to apply.
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING ASSISTANT
This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs early October through the end of the spring semester. The Marketing Assistant works 10 hours/week and assists with a variety of social media & marketing projects promoting the programs and publications of The Rose O’Neill Literary House, the Literary House Press, and Cherry Tree. These projects will include developing and publishing regular social media content, creating a monthly e-mail newsletter, and assisting in the development of various marketing campaigns for new publications, among other things.
Good writing and communication skills are a must. Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr are required. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is desirable, but can be achieved through on-the-job training. The Marketing Assistant works at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and reports to the Administrative Assistant.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE REVIEW INTERNSHIPS
The Washington College Review was reborn in 2017 as a digital magazine that celebrates excellent writing emerging from the 4 requirements of the Washington College writing program: W1 (First-Year Seminars), W2 (courses), W3 (writing in the major), and W4 (Senior Capstone Experience). Two WCR editorial interns will work with a faculty advisory board that includes the Directors of Writing and of the Literary House.
We invite applications for 3 student internships: Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, and Associate Editor for Media & Design. These are optional-credit, paid internships that run fromyear-round. The WCR Interns each work 10 hours/week to curate, edit, and design The Washington College Review, the digital liberal arts magazine of our academic writing program.
Good writing and communication skills are a must, as are proofreading skills and a great attention to detail. Editing and digital media experience are desirable, but can be achieved through on-the-job training. The WCR Interns work at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and report to the Director of Writing (Dr. Sean Meehan). Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are especially encouraged to apply.
LITERARY HOUSE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
These are optional-credit, paid internships (8-weeks; 35-hours per week). The Literary House Summer Interns assist with design, editing, and marketing projects as well as assist with summer events such as the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, Publications Boot Camp, and with other administrative tasks that arise.
Good organizational skills, excellent communication skills, a collaborative working spirit, and collegiality are a must. The Summer Interns work at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and report to the Associate Director and Director.
Applications must be received by April 1, 2021.
These are non-credit-bearing, paid internships that run during the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference in mid-July. Between two and ten Interns are selected to be part of the Conference. The Interns are involved in all aspects of the Conference, including attending panels, readings, and workshops. They mentor the high school students enrolled in the Conference and participate in a special Interns & Staff Reading.
Interest in creative writing is a must. Students with experience as RAs or Peer Mentors are particularly encouraged to apply. The Conference Interns work at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and report to the Literary House staff. The positions are full-time and will run from July 13 through July 17, 2021. We will not be accepting applications for the 2021 Conference.
To apply: Check back in early 2022. Please submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX.
CHERRY TREE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP
This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs during the fall semester. The Cherry Tree Production Intern works a total of 30-40 hours as needed and assists in the design and layout of an issue of the literary journal, with light proofreading and inputting changes from author proofs as well.
Adobe InDesign experience is desirable. Good organizational and time management skills are a must. Preference will be given to previous Literary House Press Interns. The Production Intern works at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and reports to the Director. Applications must be received by March 20.