Sigma Tau Delta encourages undergraduate student members with a focus on communications and/or journalism to apply for the NCTE Communications Internship, which will support communications initiatives of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The internship opportunity will be held over six weeks (15 hours per week) during summer 2021. The intern will work on various communications projects, including helping with social media content, supporting NCTE Twitter Chats, creating emails to promote live events, drafting press releases, and developing copy for NCTE.org. In addition to these projects, the intern will also spend some of their time with key NCTE staff from Marketing, Membership, Publications, Events, and other departments to learn about day-to-day NCTE operations. The NCTE is a fully remote organization, so the intern must have access to a computer, video camera, and reliable internet access.
Stipends from Sigma Tau Delta and NCTE
- Sigma Tau Delta will award the NCTE intern a $300 stipend.
- NCTE will provide the intern with a $1,000 stipend.
The intern will also receive a one-year complimentary NCTE membership after successful completion of the program, as well as a certificate of participation.
The intern’s work may be published on various NCTE social channels, and NCTE.org.
The intern will report to the NCTE’s Communications Manager and will receive coaching focused on writing and creating engaging content for NCTE social media channels, NCTE.org and possibly external digital channels. Coaching will be flexible and adaptable to the student’s schedule consisting of no more than 15 hours per week for six weeks in June/July. All training sessions will be conducted online via Zoom.
- Strong writing skills
- Detail oriented
- Flexible and adaptable to potential changes in schedule
- Experience and demonstrated success working in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
- Ability to work in close collaboration with others
- Comfortable with approaching sources of information, asking questions, and quickly gathering accurate information
- Working knowledge of social media best practices
Candidate Membership Eligibility
Active Sigma Tau Delta undergraduate student members in good standing during the application period and members of chapters located within the 50 United States are eligible to apply. Members who have or will be graduating during the 2021 spring semester are also eligible to apply.
The internship may be eligible for college credit at the intern’s home institution provided it qualifies under the rules and regulations of that institution. Should the student pursue this option, it is their responsibility to submit application materials and pay the tuition and fees.
Application Deadline and Notification
Applications will be accepted Monday, April 12 through Monday, April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.