Now Accepting Applications for Summer Interns


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is looking for interns to serve as summer workshop teaching assistants.  Interns will work in a variety of areas, gaining experience in creative writing instruction, early childhood education, non-profit administration, and/or arts education. Internships also serve as networking opportunities to meet colleagues in education, arts education, and creative writing fields. Upon successful completion of the Internship, WITS will serve as a reference and will provide letters of recommendation.

Each summer, Writers in the Schools and the School Literacy and Culture Project at the Center for Education, Rice University sponsor the Summer Creative Writing Workshops.  More than 1,500 children in grades K-12 participate in the workshops, which provide a supportive environment where children engage in writing stories, poetry, essays, and plays. The internships (part-time, unpaid) will begin June 3, 2013. 

Internship Description/Duties:
-Assist in creative writing classrooms
-Design and deliver lessons

-Assist younger children with dictation
-Assist setting up arts/crafts projects
-Assist in anthology preparation
-Observe classroom teaching


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is recruiting an educational research intern. This full-time paid internship will provide one intern with the opportunity to design and create a web-based curriculum and teaching resource to be used by creative writers and professional educators who work with students in grades K-12. The intern will work in a variety of areas, gaining experience in literacy education, educational curriculum, creative writing instruction, education research, education technology, arts education, and arts/non-profit administration. The internship will begin Monday, June 3, 2013 and end Friday, July 26, 2013.

At the end of the eight-week internship, the Educational Research Intern will have at minimum 60 hours experience working with/observing students and professional literacy educators and creative writers. Past WITS interns have gone on to full-time teaching positions, enrolled in nationally-ranked graduate programs in creative writing, been hired for full-time positions in non-profit organizations, and taught on the faculty at the Creative Writing Camp. The Educational Research Internship is open to all interested candidates who are currently undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university full-time and who will be returning to school full-time in Fall 2013 as undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors.