Creative Writing Internship Spring 2016

The Creative Writing Program is seeking an intern for the following position in the spring 2016 semester. To apply, juniors and seniors please e-mail a one-page letter describing your qualifications and why you are interested in working with Creative Writing to Professor Sean Forbes (sean.forbes@uconn.edu) by November 6, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled for the middle of  November.

Visiting Writers Series Specialist (3 credits) The intern will assist Director of Creative Writing Program with organizing and publicizing four visiting writer events: Aetna Writer-in-Residence; Writers Who Edit/ Editors Who Write; the 53rd Annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program, and the Aetna Celebration of Creative Nonfiction. The intern will design fliers; write press releases; send press releases to off-campus newspapers, radio stations, and online publications; maintain a clippings file of all media coverage of events; assist with arrangements for lodging, meals, and transportation; and attend and assist at events. The intern will also help publicize for the Gerson Irish Reading, Long River Reading Series, and help with any other events.

Skills: Intern must be organized, responsible, and have excellent writing and proofreading skills. Strong computer skills are highly desirable. The intern must have strong personal skills, as he or she will interact closely with visiting writers and University personnel. Hours: 9 hours per week (3 credits)