Are you looking for a fun, creative way to earn course credit for college? Are you a recent graduate looking for industry experience? The Writer's Workout provides a comprehensive summer internship program to give you a taste of what it's like to work with creative writers in the publishing industry as well as working for a volunteer organization.
These are for-credit opportunities available to college students and recent graduates. Questions may be directed to Theresa: Theresa.Green@writersworkout.net.
Interview process: WW uses a text-only, virtual interview process through Slack. This live chat helps us determine your ability to express yourself clearly in writing.
WW does not use any audio or video interaction for any purpose.
If invited to interview, we'll send you a link to your private window 15-20 minutes before our scheduled time. Slack can be accessed as a guest through this link—simply enter your name and your school to join for free.
The Writer's Workout cannot support high school applicants.
The Writer's Workout formed in 2014 through a love of competition and self-growth. We provide education, resources, constructive feedback, and motivation to help writers around the world improve and become published authors.
We want to help you be a better writer.
Applications accepted: February 1 through April 15
Program: May 17-August 13
Who we are:
The Writer's Workout formed from a love of competition and encouragement. We are writers of different backgrounds, ideas, influences, and skill levels. From authors published several times over, to poets featured in anthologies, to new writers just starting out, we have one important thing in common: a love of the written word.
Every writer approaches writing differently so we focus on the foundations of writing to help each creative improve at their own pace. Our motivation, challenges, and feedback help you become a better writer.
The Writer’s Workout is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
With training, this position judges our writing competition, The Writer’s Games. Please visit our website for competition details and rules before applying.
Our working week is Tuesday-Saturday with weekly discussions on Fridays.
What you'll do:
Read around 15 short stories in multiple genres each week (for six weeks) from authors of all skill levels.
Critique each entry to encourage and educate authors.
Work with the team to determine entry qualification.
Score each entry on a scale of 10.
Create a communications project about a writing topic. Media selection available.
Complete two Special Projects of your choice.
Attend weekly discussions on Fridays.
Each intern chooses Special Projects in two departments:
Blog: create blog posts on educational topics of your choice.
Editorial: edit the winning entries.
Marketing: research and development for affiliations and partnerships with other organizations.
Social Media: develop a marketing plan for the competition’s publication OR develop and present a workshop about a writing aspect.
YouTube: research topics, write scripts, and assist in the production of non-monetized educational videos.
Our program's start date is not flexible but the hours and end date can be extended to suit your school’s requirements. We will work with you and your school to ensure that you receive credit for your work.
The Summer Internship is open to college student and recent graduate applicants from February 1 until April 15.
This competitive internship requires an average of ten hours per week for thirteen weeks and runs May 17 - August 13, 2022. This internship is unpaid. Thirty spaces available.
Applications must include current resume and one creative writing sample. Nonfiction writing samples are not accepted.
We will begin accepting applications for this summer program on February 1, 2022.
Please email Theresa at Theresa.Green@writersworkout.net with questions.