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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. 

To apply: Please submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Then email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Julie Armstrong.

 

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 Director. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by September 17.

To apply: Please submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by September 17 at 4:00PM.  

 

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. Applications must be received by September 17.

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by September 17 at 4:00PM. 

 

LITERARY HOUSE PRESS INTERNSHIP

This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs during the spring semester. The Literary House Press Intern works 10 hours/week and assists with the special editing, design, and printing projects of the Literary House Press as well as with sales and marketing. 

Experience with letterpress is recommended but not required. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is preferred. Attention to detail and editing experience is a must. The Press Intern works at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and reports to the Assistant Director. Applications must be received by November 19.

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by November 19 at 4:00PM. 

 

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). Three WCR editorial interns work with a faculty advisory board that includes the Directors of Writing and of the Literary House.

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 (Professor Meehan). Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are especially encouraged to apply.

The Editor in Chief of the Washington College Review oversees the publication in its entirety, including the staff of other editors. To help facilitate this, they will meet with the Faculty Advisor of the publication at regular intervals. They oversee the submission review process, read all submissions, and have final say in all editorial decisions. The EIC is responsible for setting the publication structure and schedule of the journal as well. All changes to design and style must be approved by the EIC. The completion of all other tasks that do not directly align with the responsibilities of another editor are the responsibility of the EIC—these tasks may be delegated to another editor if appropriate. This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs from January through the end of the spring semester. It requires 10 hours of work per week.

The Managing Editor of the Washington College Review is responsible for all administrative tasks related to the journal, including mailings and promotional materials, interaction with submitters, and adherence to schedules set by the Editor in Chief. They are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the publication’s website and, with the Associate Editor, social media. The Managing Editor will also coordinate the submission review process with the EIC and Associate Editor. Should they choose to do so, they will help to make editorial decisions as well. This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs from January through the end of the spring semester. It requires 10 hours of work per week.

The Associate Editor of the Washington College Review is responsible for reading and critiquing all submissions to the journal as they come in. They lead the copyediting process for accepted work, with which the other editors may assist if needed. With the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor coordinates and maintains the publication’s social media presence. The Associate Editor also completes tasks assigned to them by the Editor in Chief, often related to outreach and stewardship of the publication. This is an optional-credit, paid internship that runs from January through the end of the spring semester. It requires 10 hours of work per week.

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Roy Kesey. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Roy Kesey by November 19 at 4:00PM. 

 

LITERARY HOUSE SUMMER INTERNSHIP

This is an optional-credit, paid internship; it is a full-time (35 hours/week), 9-week position. The Literary House Summer Interns assist with summer events such as the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, with organizing the events for the upcoming academic year, and with other administrative tasks that may arise.

Good organizational skills and sociability are a must. The Summer Interns work at The Rose O’Neill Literary House and report to the Director. This internship is supported by the Maureen Jacoby Endowment for Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Applications must be received by February 20. 

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by February 20 at 4:00PM. 

 

CONFERENCE INTERNSHIPS

These are non-credit-bearing, paid internships that run during the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference in mid-July. Between six 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 this year from Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18, 2020. Meals and housing will be paid for by the Conference. Applications must be received by February 27.

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by February 27 at 4:00PM.

 

CHERRY TREE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP

This is a non-credit-bearing, 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.

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.

To applyPlease submit an application & resume through the job listing on JobX. Along with this online application, please email a formal cover letter describing your interest in the position to Dr. James Allen Hall. Finally, have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Dr. James Allen Hall by March 20 at 4:00PM.