Opportunities at Ashland University

English Department Student Intern

You will complete a variety of tasks during your day. Check in with Kari and Sarah every day to find out what you need to work on. You will be expected to use Excel, Word, Email, Submittable, Access and other programs. You must be comfortable using the phone, reserving rooms and being a liaison to campus if need be. You will be in charge of the filing system in the back room. You will process RT and APP submissions using Microsoft Access and Submittable. You will complete small tasks such as copying, faxing and scanning as requested by members of the English Department. You may also do work for the Writing Center as requested. You will be expected to answer phones when Kari is out of the office. You will make deliveries as necessary around campus and complete other tasks as assigned. 

Writing Assistant for the Writing Studio

Writing Assistants are sophomore, junior and senior students who are skilled writers and represent a variety of majors/minors and core courses. They are hired upon recommendation from professors, and work in the Writing Studio as writing advisors for courses they have completed. WAs share strategies on how to read and synthesize a text, take notes, outline, gather information, cite sources and craft papers. Best of all, WAs are voices of experience, able and willing to guide all writers through the process of developing papers for courses across the curriculum. WAs also serve as lab assistants for English 110, a one hour credit taken concurrently with English I and II. 

Student Worker for the MFA Program Summer Residency: 

This is an excellent opportunity for students considering graduate studies in creative writing. Students will be exposed to the atmosphere of a low-residency graduate program, meet esteemed writers in creative nonfiction and poetry and listen to experts in both genres give lectures on craft. Students will also learn about some aspects of publishing and editing from other guest writers and will build a network of relationships with faculty, graduate students and visiting writers. 

As a student worker for the MFA program’s summer residency, responsibilities include:

  • Student works will escort students, faculty and visiting writers to and from the Cleveland International Airport and potentially Akron-Canton or Columbus Airports, as needed. Students will also transport students and faculty as needed to various destinations throughout the residency. Student workers will be covered under university insurance and will drive rental vehicles. Student workers may be required to fill up rental vehicles as needed. 
  • Student workers will assist the Administrative Director in providing services for faculty and students, such as making copies, delivering supplies to classrooms, preparing packets and mailings, carrying books and other miscellaneous tasks. 
  • Student workers will assist with book sales at readings and craft seminars and ensure that books are cared for appropriately throughout the residency. 
  • Student workers will help with student check-in and check-out. 
  • Student workers will sit in on thesis defense sessions to assist chairs of defense committees and to collect signature pages for thesis submissions. 

The student worker should expect to work from 8:30 a.m.-noon with the Administrative Director, attend afternoon craft seminars from 1-2:30 p.m., report to the administrative director at 2:30 p.m. for additional afternoon responsibilities and attend evening reading presentations, being available each evening to transport writers back to the hotel. While the mid-residency weekend will be less intensive, students are expected to remain on-campus as needed Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1.

Student workers will dine on-campus with the MFA program for lunch and dinner. These meals will be provided. Breakfast is on your own. 

Student will stay on-campus Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, August 7 in student dormitories. 

Students will be paid $840 for the two-week residency. Room and board are provided. 

Please send a brief letter of interest to Sarah Wells (swells@ashland.edu) by Monday, February 28. 

Events

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