At this time we are only able to offer unpaid internships. However, what we can offer you is real-world exposure to valuable skill sets that are in high demand. Your experience can be directly translated into professional positions. We directly serve the field of Technical and Professional Communication, from individual contributors to hiring executives, and you will be able to network and demonstrate your skills to people in this field for future opportunities.
Hours are flexible and all work is remote.
We think you’ll have a lot of fun working with us at TC Camp! The following internship opportunities are currently available:
The research writer will write engaging short and long-form analysis of published research work. Working closely with the executive staff, the research writer will work to define disciplines or topics that are of interest to those in the TPC field, research recent peer-reviewed published papers, and then create a short list of titles that are noteworthy and relevant to these topics. In collaboration with the executive staff, a synopsis of these titles will be written in three forms: a long-form blog post, a paragraph-form for social media, and a short-form (280 characters) post for social media.
This is an entry-level position and only requires an understanding of technical and professional communications.
The grant writer will work closely with the executive staff in charge of funding. Grant writers will gather documentation, help to identify qualifying prospects, and contribute to writing grant proposals and foundation letters of interest. They will also organize and track submissions. Grant writers rely on powers of persuasion to create a compelling case that aligns with the grantor’s goals in order to gain a competitive edge for awards.
This is a professional writing position. While no previous experience is required, you will need to have an understanding of the vast field of technical communications and how it impacts the general public in order to be considered for this role. Since this is not a research grant-writing assignment, the ideal candidate should be adept at explaining to others the value and importance of the field. Someone who is interested in marketing as well as technology may enjoy this assignment.
The SEO writer will report to the executive staff and will work with the digital team to elevate TC Camp’s search engine optimization (SEO) ranking by employing various strategies such as keyword density and prominence. They will optimize current copy with appropriate metadata, categorization, and indexing. The SEO writer will also advise corrections/adjustments to current copy, as well as author new copy when required.
Minimal experience is required. The ideal candidate will have a foundational understanding of search engine optimization (SEO). Some knowledge of WordPress, HTML and analytic tools like Google Analytics are also beneficial.
The editors for TC Camp edit copy “at large” and may be tapped to edit any and all material for TC Camp, including but not limited to: social media postings, newsletters, website copy and grant proposals. The editor’s role is crucial at TC Camp and the ideal candidate must have an eye for detail. In addition to the technical aspects of writing, the selected candidate will edit for consistency in terminology, voice, and accuracy in all published copy. The editor will also provide guidance and feedback to all TC Camp volunteers and staff for ways we can improve our communications technically (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.) and in unifying our voice.
While this is an entry-level position, the ideal candidate should have a solid foundation in the technical aspects of writing. The editor will need to deliver critical evaluations of all of the copy we produce. No one, not even the executive staff is above the editor at TC Camp; we are an eager and receptive team.
At TC Camp, we firmly believe in ensuring our programs are accessible for everyone. Each one of our recorded sessions are sent out for transcription. The transcription proofreader will be responsible for checking the returned work for content accuracy and context integrity. It is helpful if the proofreader has a solid grasp of issues in the field so they can pick up on the items and names that are dropped during conversation that the first-pass automated service cannot distinguish. Some light research (internet searches) may be required to find correct names mentioned that are incorrectly recorded in the automated transcript. The selected candidate will also need to do some light editing for proper punctuation and sentence structure, and may also need to reach out to guests to clarify specific content.
This role requires a solid understanding of technical communications, so the selected candidate should have a strong foundation. This position is also time-sensitive as proofreading is the final step before release to the general public.
Social Media Writer
The social media writer role is a blend of professional writing and marketing savvy with a strong understanding of technical writing. We are looking for an intern to help elevate the social awareness of TC Camp to both the academic and practitioner worlds by building community and sharing valuable information that inspires and informs. We want to engage the community and encourage collaborations and cross-communications. The ideal person for this role should be a researcher, a seeker, and a keen observer and listener. Our social media content is more than likes, follows, and shares. The social media intern should be willing to test the boundaries and question the status quo. The social media person is our chief J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and should actively seek to elevate those in TPC who may be overlooked or marginalized and give them a platform through our growing network.
This is an entry-level position, but the ideal candidate should have a well-rounded understanding of technical and professional communications. They should also have a curiosity for disciplines that are indirectly related to TPC and may be of interest to academics and practitioners.
TC Camp is committed to sustaining a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (J.E.D.I.) for the staff, the governing board, the volunteers, and for the community we serve.
We believe firmly that individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, and unique capabilities strengthen our collective knowledge. We embrace and encourage differences. See our Code of Conduct here.