Internship Site List

The following organizations have provided internships to DWR Majors in the past. Please note that students are more than welcome to explore options outside of this list.

 

  • Burrow Press
    • Position: Event outreach
      Job Duties include social media management; proofreading; assistance with book launch plans/research; brand messaging
    • Contact: Ryan Rivas, Publisher
      Ryan@burrowpress.com     Phone: 407-422-8755
  • Beating Windward Press
    • Position: Proofreader and copywriter
      Job duties include drafting web and jacket copy; drafting press releases; and staffing events and signings.
    • Contact: Matt Peters, Publisher
      MattP@beatingwindward.com     Phone: 321-356-7676
  • Convergence/Rhetoric
    A peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research in writing and rhetoric and the digital humanities. Undergraduate research brings knowledge and experience together and builds a foundation for career exploration and development. The main objective of the journal is to foster and reward the scholarly efforts of UCF’s Writing and Rhetoric students while building and simulating a real world academic and learning community.The journal will be offering three internships:

    • Position: Research and Content Editor
      Job duties include research (for initial development and ongoing to sustain currency), helping with the Call for Papers (CFP), and editing/preparing final accepted submissions for publicationBenefit to student: experience working on a juried online publication; research experience; editing experience. Mentorship with UCF faculty.
      Skills needed: editing, research, MLA knowledge.
    • Position: Web design and Layout Editor
      Job duties include working with web management (including basic coding), web design, and content maintenance (including updating the site and installing multimodal submissions)
      Benefit to student: web design experience, creative input, web management experience. Mentorship with UCF faculty.
      Skills needed: some web development experience, basic coding, experience with graphics/layout programs a plus.
    • Position: Graphic design and Marketing
      Job duties include designing promotional materials, social media management, and student outreach
      Benefit to student: Experience with developing marketing materials in both print and online platforms, and opportunities to disseminate these materials. Mentorship with UCF faculty.
      Skills needed: experience with graphics/layout programs (such as Photoshop, Indesign, or MS Publisher), knowledge of and experience with different social media platforms.
    • Contact: Dr. Marcy Galbreath, Marcy.Galbreath@ucf.edu; P. Dan Martin, Paul.Martin@ucf.edu
  • Digitec Interactive
    e-Learning; creates game-based, online and mobile learning experiences

    • Position: Assistant Writer; work collaboratively with a team; write outlines, treatment, and script storyboards that align with learning objectives; collaborate with clients to revise project documents. Skills required include Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, ability to communicate ideas using visuals (tables, graphs, illustrations, photos); experience with HTML/web publishing a plus.
    • Contact: Jack McGrath, President, Creative Director
      Jobs@digitecinteractive.com    Phone: 407-299-1800
  • Jigwiz Media
    Direct SEO, Web, & Graphic Design Services

    • Position: Media writer; researching and writing about various topics for website content.
    • Contact: JC Yalcin, Marketing Director
      jcyalcin@jigwiz.com    Phone: 407-571-3701
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. (nonprofit)
    Philanthropy, communications, and legal work in support of low-income and disadvantaged groups in need.

    • Position: Strong people skills and precise communication skills to work with intake of clients; prepare marketing and fund-raising documents; research; proofread and edit speeches
    • Contact: Donna Haynes, Manager of Development
      dhaynes@legalaid0cba.org    Phone: 407-515-1850     legalaidocba.org
  • Listing Power Tools
    Fast, easy and affordable individual property marketing system designed to enhance real estate listing presentations, increase exposure and generate leads.

    • Position: Content Writer; Assist with editorial projects, provide support to the communications team, drafting, compiling and writing news stories and articles, researching assigned story leads, fact-checking, copy editing, reviewing editorial submissions, and developing premium content for our family of websites. 15 hours per week. *Include resume and 3 writing samples when applying.
    • Position: Digital Marketer; devekop and implement online marketing strategies using social media marketing, content marketing, relationship building, e-mail marketing and more. 15 hours per week. *Include resume when applying
    • Contact: Caleb McElveen, Director of SEO and Content Development
      caleb.mcelveen@listing powertools.com   Phone: 407-775-8375
  • Orlando Weekly
    Free alternative news weekly

    • Position: Editorial; fact-checking; conduct research; data entry; write short pieces; must be able to earn academic credit to apply.
    • esullivan@orlandoweekly.com
  • Page 15 (nonprofit: Urban Think Foundation)
    Educational Outreach

    • Position: Educational Intern; after-school tutoring and creative literacy programs grades 5-12. Guide students through the writing process; various managerial duties
    • Contact: Paul Driscoll, Director of Education
      Paul@page15.org    Phone: 407-822-8755
  • Planned Parenthood Southwest and Central Florida
    • Position: Intern needed to run one of the affiliate blogs, researching topics and creating fresh content that interest our target audience. Looking for interns who enjoy writing, wouldn’t mind discussing topics of sexual health, reproductive issues, women’s rights, etc. The voice of the blogs need to match conversations that Generation Z would understand and engage in a dialogue with.
    • Contact: Danei Stephenson, Branding and Marketing Coordinator
      Danei.Stephenson@ppswcf.org
  • Sierra Club (nonprofit)
    Inspiring Connections Outdoors Program

    • Position: Research and draft grants to engage community groups in outdoor activities
    • Contact: Susan Kairys-Courech, Outreach Coordinator
      mskairys@gmail.com
  • UCF Marketing/Pegasus Magazine
    • Position: Writing Print/Digital Content; crafting headline packages, copy editing/fact checking content; creating SEO-friendly digital content packages; pitching/developing content ideas; assisting with editorial planning; advanced skills required.
    • Contact: Eric Michael, Content Director
      Eric.Michael@ucf.edu    Phone: 407-823-2622
  • United Arts of Central Florida (nonprofit)
    Collaborative Community Support for the Arts

    • Position: Grant management process; compile data and prepare presentations; proofread sections of Orlando Arts Magazine and associated publications; attend program-related meetings. Professional dress is required.
    • Contact: Trudy Wild, Grants & Research Specialist
      Trudy@UnitedArts.cc    Phone: 321-972-9837

 

This list was last edited on 2/2/17.

If any changes need to be made to this list, please e-mail us at writingandrhetoric@ucf.edu to let us know. Thank you!

 

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