The Internship

Do you think having a background in writing gives you a marketable skill? Maybe you should find out by applying for my writing internship, open exclusively to SUNY Fredonia students in the their junior and senior years.

To see profiles of previous greatwriting interns, click here.

In this internship you will write blog articles for my Boston-based writing practice. Although my practice is focused exclusively on helping high-tech companies market their products better with engaging web content, you do not need a technical background to succeed in this internship. What you will need are excellent writing skills, a strong work ethic and a natural curiosity about how the writing skills you learned in college apply to the world of business in general and high-tech marketing specifically.

The internship is conducted very much like a traditional class, except that we “meet” by phone and Skype rather than in person. There are two sessions each week, running an hour and 15 minutes each, with the rest of the time spent in directed readings, doing online research, and writing. Blog articles typically run about 500-800 words, and the goal is to write 20 articles during the semester. Depending on time and interests, I may also ask you to write other forms during the semester, such as a white paper or case study, rather than short articles only.

Topics covered include:

  • General marketing concepts
  • The role of text in a marketing campaign
  • Online marketing
  • Campaigns
  • Blogging
  • Buyer personas
  • Topic brainstorming

To see recently published articles by former interns, perform a web search on the keywords "Christina Stock @ greatwriting" or "Lauren Moody @ greatwriting" with quotation marks.

You can also hear Lauren discuss her intern experience in this recorded conversation:
Compensation: $10 / hour
Hours per Week: 12-15
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Credit: 3 credits (S/U)
When: to be announced
Application Deadline: applications closed
Skype interviews: to be announced

Application Requirements

  • Download and complete this writing test here
  • Provide a cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this internship
  • Provide a résumé, including GPA
  • Provide 3-5 writing samples that include at least 1 academic paper for one of your English classes, 1 creative writing sample and 1 expository writing sample (such as an essay or article)
  • Email the cover letter, writing test, résumé and writing samples to me as Microsoft Word attachments by the deadline (
  • Based on my review of your submitted materials an in-person on-campus interview may be scheduled

College interns Amanda Rogers (left) and Carly Morgan rap on greatwriting