Fall Internships with DCCWW!

We are currently seeking interns for the fall of 2012!

Are you interested in arts education, creative writing, the DC public school system, and/or nonprofit management? Join the DC Creative Writing Workshop for a fall internship! We are a literary arts nonprofit working with at-risk youth in the Congress Heights neighborhood of D.C. We conduct in-class poetry workshops and run an after-school creative writing program based in Hart Middle School.

As an intern, you have the opportunity to:
– work with a Writer-in-Residence in their in-class workshop
– assist in our after-school program and lead poetry lessons
– form relationships with our exuberant and hilarious students
– expand your understanding of the communities of Southeast DC

Requirements:

– Must be available at least one day between Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 – 6:00pm, to assist in after-school writing program. In-class residencies are conducted during the school day, Mon-Weds, and can be coordinated on an individual basis.
– Must be able to devote at least 4 hrs/week to administrative/internship-specific tasks. Total time commitment is probably 10 hrs/week, but is flexible.
– Reasonable understanding of poetry terminology and techniques
– Lots of patience, sense of humor, willingness to work with kids with behavioral problems and learning disabilities.

Positions:

Classroom intern – You’ll assist our staff in maintaining our library of over 2,000 books (often the only source of books for our students), creating educational displays, decorations and murals in our classroom. Sense of aesthetics and creativity is a must!

Outreach intern – You’ll assist in building our relationships with local businesses and other organizations. You’ll gain experience in the world of small nonprofits as you help organize fundraising events, seek donations, and expand our social media presence. We need someone excited about interacting with the DC community.

Organizational intern – You’ll conduct surveys with our students and maintain the information we need to illustrate the impact of our work. Need to have a strong commitment to the importance of the arts, and an interest in how to present data to capture that importance.

All interns will have the opportunity to work with students. Positions can be altered to accommodate your specific interests/skills. Internships are unpaid, college credit can be arranged.

Please see our website www.dccww.org for more info about the organization.

If interested contact our program manager, Abbey Chung at achung@dccww.org. Please include a few paragraphs on why you’re interested/past experience, resume, and a brief writing sample.

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About dccww

Abbey Chung is the Program Manager for DCCWW. She started working for the Workshop in 2008 and can't imagine a better place to be. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2011 with a B.A. in creative writing. While at Oberlin she worked as a writing tutor at the Oberlin Writing Center and taught poetry at Langston Middle School. She is also a graduate of the Clarion West Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Tor.com, and The Susquehanna Review, and she is the winner of the 2012 Larry Neal First Prize for Fiction.

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