Is the Writing Center Right for You?
Do you have a passion for helping students’ writing? Do you want to help develop confidence in their writing skills? Are you interested in working with a group of encouraging and passionate colleagues that is dedicated to improving the writing of fellow students? If so, then the writing center just might be the place for you.
Don’t be discouraged if you are not an English major. The writing center hires students from all majors: Anthropology, Communications Studies, Community Health, History, Psychology, and more. Since writing is important in all disciplines, we believe writing tutors from a variety of fields are wonderful additions to our team.
Ready to Apply?
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Please read through the entire application before completing it, as you cannot save and return later to finish it. In addition to the application form, you will need to create and submit a digital introduction. This is a short video (60 seconds or less) informally introduce yourself to the Writing Center Staff. Be as creative and fun with this as you like. Most importantly, just be yourself! Post the video to YouTube and paste the link into the online application form. Below are a couple of examples from past applicants to spark your creativity. If you have any questions, you can call the Writing Center at 503.838.8286 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Interviews.
Applications are accepted year round, but the interviewing process begins in May. The process for being hired by the Writing Center is extremely competitive.
Annually, 4-8 interns are hired from a pool of 25+ applicants. Hiring occurs once each year: after the interviews in May, invitations to join our team are sent out in June, and the internship course and employment begin the first week of the fall term.
We look forward to hearing from you!