Digital Communication Internships
The English Department hires a limited number of Digital Communication Interns (DCIs) each spring and fall semester. Keep an eye out for email announcements from the English Undergrad Advising Office for information about how to apply.
Interns create original content for the English Department's website, newsletter, and social media pages. Applicants may request to specialize in one or more of the following areas: writing, editing, photography, or usability testing.
• Strong writing and proofreading skills
• Self-motivated, organized, meets deadlines
• Sufficiently flexible schedule to meet with faculty sponsor, conduct interviews, attend events
• Photography skills, access to DSLR camera
• Social media skills
• Coursework or interest in web usability and/or UX
• Familiar with the English Department's mission and values
How to apply: Send an email expressing your interest in this position, along with an up-to-date resume and samples that show your relevant skills (in writing, editing, digital media, and/or photography, for example). Address your email to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall internships: application priority deadline is April 15
Spring internships: application priority deadline is Nov 15
Questions? Contact Prof. Janine Solberg
2018-2019 Digital Interns
Cayli Armstrong is a senior Communication major interested in digital media and writing. She will be graduating this spring with a letter of specialization in New Media and Digital Humanities, as well as a certificate in Media Literacy. Her interests include writing, hiking, and dogs! Cayli says, "This will be my second year working as a Peer Advisor for the Department of Communication and my first as a Digital Communications Intern for the Department of English. I am super excited to be working with two amazing communities this year."
Ryan Comeau is a senior English and Political Science double major with a minor in history and a specialization in New Media and Digital Humanities. He is also on the Executive Board of the Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board and the leader of the HFA Student Showcase. He is interested in writing and editing, and is an avid fan of YouTube.
Grace Dugan is a senior English major pursuing a specialization in the Study and Practice of Writing and a certificate in Professional Writing and Technical Communication. She is involved with a variety of communities on campus including the Writing Center, ResLife, The Western Massachusetts Writing Project, and The Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center. She is passionate about non-profits, Pablo Neruda, and Taco Bell.
Sierra Sumner is a senior English and Legal Studies major, specializing in the Study and Practice of Writing. She is a writer from from Massachusetts, California and Hawaii.
Rhane Mazzola is junior English major who is interested in digital media and technical writing. She will be graduating in May 2020 with certificates in Professional Writing and Technical Communication and New Media and Digital Humanities. She is interested in potentially writing for video games and enjoys creative writing.