Work for WITS

Join us, and make a difference in the lives of children and teachers.


Staff Positions: 

There are currently no staff positions available.


Intern Positions: 

Summer Workshop Teaching Assistants | Now accepting applications!

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 Rice University's School Literacy and Culture sponsor Creative Writing Camp. More than 1,300 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 2, 2014 and end June 27, 2014.

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Summer Performance Poetry Internship | Now accepting applications!

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is recruiting an Assistant Coach for its Meta-Four Houston youth performance poetry team.  This full-time internship will provide one intern with the opportunity to coach and mentor youth performance poets who are members of the 2014 Meta-Four Houston team.

The Performance Poetry  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 2014 as undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors. This internship is (paid, full-time) and will begin June 9, 2014 and end August 1, 2014.

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Writer Positions: 

WITS is always looking for writers and educators who can teach the joy of creative writing to young people.  Employment is part-time, typically a half-day of teaching one day a week from September - May.  A yearlong commitment is required.

The pay is $58 per teaching hour.  In addition to teaching, the job duties include preparing lessons, responding to student work, and compiling anthologies of student writing at the end of the school year. 

We look for writers with teaching or mentoring experience who can convey their passion for the written word in ways that are relevant for Houston area children.  In particular, we are seeking bilingual writers, but others are encouraged to apply as well.

If you are interested in teaching with WITS, please complete our online application.  In addition to the application, we ask that you include a cover letter, résumé with 3 references, and 10-page writing sample.

Applications for the 2013-2014 school year were due Monday, August 5, 2013.