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Digital Communication Internships


2018-2019 Internships

Digital Interns create original content for the English Department's website, newsletter, and social media pages. Student interns may request to specialize in one or more of the following areas: writing, editing, photography, or usability testing.

Required skills:
• Strong writing and proofreading skills
• Self-motivated and organized
• Sufficiently flexible schedule to meet with faculty sponsor, conduct interviews, attend events

• Photography skills, access to DSLR camera
• Social media skills
• Experience with a web publishing platform such as WordPress or Drupal
• Coursework or interest in web usability and/or UX
• Familiar with the English Department's mission and values

How to apply for this internship: Please 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: and

Fall internships: application period begins April 15
Spring internships: application period begins Nov 1

Questions? Contact Prof. Janine Solberg


2017-2018 Digital Interns

image of Aliza AbolafiaAliza Abolafia is interested in the intersection of writing and digital media.  She works as a peer tutor in the University Writing Center, and is currently working on an independent podcast project about political awareness on campus. Aliza will graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and letters of specialization in both the Study and Practice of Writing and Professional Writing and Technical Communication.

image of Alvin BuyinzaAlvin Buyinza is a junior psychology and journalism major with a minor in English literature. He is also a journalist for the Daily Collegain and independent photographer.

picture of digital intern, Ben Dussault holding a cameraBen Dussault is a senior communication major with a minor in English. He is also pursuing a certificate in film studies. Ben is heavily involved on campus as a Resident Assistant, a photographer for the Hampden Gallery, and as a Production Specialist for the UMass University Planning Council. His interests include film, music, and Chipotle. If you see him, feel free to introduce yourself! Photo credit: Natalie Scott