[Englmajors] Editorial Intern Wanted
wensel at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 6 13:26:47 PDT 2005
Here's a great opportunity for students who want experience in
professional writing, editing, and web publish, who have an interest in
diversity, and who think it would be cool to work for a UW English
alumna (Barbara Deane) who has become very successful as a writer and
entrepreneur! Lots of details below, including testimonials from two
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Editorial Internship opportunity
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 13:18:27 -0700
From: Barbara Deane <barbara.deane at gildeane.com>
To: Melissa Wensel <wensel at u.washington.edu>
I wondered if you could send this Internship announcement out to your
English majors? We've had such wonderful experiences with your students.
Here's the description for the internship:
*Editorial Intern: For Web publisher.
Work with editors/webmaster. Monthly writing and research
responsibilities, you can also pitch stories. In addition, get
experience with copy editing, proofreading, error checking. Great
opportunity to get feedback, enhance your writing style, gain clips, get
experience. Interns also invited to attend bi-monthly seminars on
diversity and inclusion--good educational additions to a resume!
Start Fall Quarter, Winter also available. We really appreciate having
interns work with us for two quarters. You learn more this way, and it
saves training time for us!
Apply by emailing your resume and a cover letter to: Barbara Deane,
Editor-in-Chief, Barbara at diversitycentral.com
Below, I've added two testimonials from two previous interns.
Thanks very much,
The GilDeane Group, Inc.
13751 Lake City Way NE, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98125-8612 U.S.A.
Email: Barbara at diversitycentral.com
Without a doubt, discovering some of the practical aspects and
applications of diversity was the single most important thing I learned
in my time with DiversityCentral.com. Though I feel I had a pretty
solid understanding of why/ /diversity is both beneficial and fair as a
social justice issue, I had /no /idea what steps may be taken to ensure
diversity is practiced and protected in the workplace. This concept was
so new to me in part because most of my thoughts about diversity had
been formed in Sociology, Women¹s Studies, and English courses at a
small, Jesuit school. The internship, then, gave me the opportunity to
really research the realities of diversity issues rather than just talk
about them with my (mostly white and rich) classmates.
However, I also think that I gained a greater appreciation for the
practical aspects of diversity through the access the internship gave me
to entirely new resources on diversity, like the two NW Diversity
Learning Series sessions I attended, or even the magazines and websites
I checked out for the first time (/Black/ /Business/ /Enterprise/ and
the BBC¹s home page stand out at the moment).
Finally, I¹m also very grateful for the opportunity the internship
gave me to hone my writing and editing skills. Though some of my
assignments were nothing more than rewriting copy for the Signs of
Change columns, I also feel I had several opportunities to write pieces
that were both challenging and interesting to complete, like the
Diversity Dilemma I did for last month¹s upload. Though I¹m not sure
whether I will pursue a master¹s in English or try journalism, I¹m
positive that my editorial internship at DiversityCentral.com will be
advantageous to either endeavor.
Winter Quarter 2005
When I began as an editorial intern for DiversityCentral.com/Cultural
Diversity at Work, I had several months experience of copy editing and
feature writing. In the space of four months, I eclipsed my previous
learning several times over through the mentorship of Barbara Deane. My
editing became crisper, cleaner, and concise; my writing became more
informed, intelligent, and thought-provoking; and I grew more confident
in my ability to communicate effectively to my intended audience. While
I expected to gain experience in editing, I received an added gift
through my research and attending The Diversity Learning Seminar Series.
I became more aware of my prejudice and narrow-mindedness, as well as
more aware of different cultural norms. I enjoyed working with a
passionate group of people who were (and are) working towards improved
global communication, which is the reason I enthusiastically agreed to
assist Barbara and Carlos [The GilDeane Group, Inc.] with their
consultant work. I intend to use the knowledge I have gained to make
the world a better placeSwhich was by far the greatest lesson I
received from DiversityCentral.com/Cultural Diversity at Work.
Intern 10/02 - 03/03
Employed as Consultant Assistant 04/03 - 05/03
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