College of Education at Illinois


The College of Education Communications Office is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in a writing internship. This unpaid internship is for academic credit (work with your department’s internship coordinator to sign up for the appropriate course). The internship will consist of a minimum of eight (8) hours per week for the duration of the semester.

Applicants must have an interest education, teaching, schools, and educational research. See the College of Education website to become more informed.


  • Interview students and develop student stories for web and print
  • Develop compelling stories about the profession of teaching and why teachers are critical to our democracy and economy
  • Cover College events, which can include taking photos with department camera
  • Assist with proofreading for printed and online material
  • Students accepted for this unpaid internship must enroll in English 199 – INT (Internship Seminar) in order to get academic credit.


To apply, please provide the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé, including relevant volunteer, internship, or work experience
  • Sample writing, preferably published (online or print) and not part of course assignments


Writing Interns at the College of Education receive:

  • Writing samples for both print and web that can be used to obtain future job interviews
  • On-the-job experience as part of our collaborative Communications team
  • A glimpse into what it is like to work in the field, including working with an editor

Deadline: August 31 (but applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is found).

Submit your material by email to: Sal Nudo, media communications coordinator (

Qualified candidates will be asked to schedule an in-person interview.