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English Department/Writing Program Internships: Summer 2017


Application procedures:

Applications will require the following:

1)  A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the internship, and your relevant skills, interests, and experience.

2)  Your c.v. or resume.

3)  A current Wellesley transcript (may be unofficial).

4)  The name of a Wellesley faculty member who has agreed to serve as a reference.

5)  A short writing sample (no more than 10 pages) that you think best represents your writing skills. The sample can be in any genre of writing, but a brief piece of newspaper reportage does not usually suffice.

Deadline is Wednesday, March 1st at noon.  Submit TWO copies of all completed application materials: a PAPER copy to the Internship Applications box located in the Writing Program Office, FND124; and an ELECTRONIC copy sent as email attachments addressed to  Please put your name in the subject line of the email.


Answers to commonly asked questions:

Students abroad?             

Yes, students abroad can apply.  They need only submit the electronic version of their application materials, to the email address  


Address the cover letter to Internship Committee.  If you are applying for more than one internship, 1 cover letter will suffice.  The best method for submitting an electronic copy of your transcripts is to scan the document and submit it as a pdf.

Choice of writing sample??       

You may submit more than one item, but the total should not exceed 10 pages. Please use your own judgment.


The deadline is firm.

Review process??                       

Neither written references nor interviews are ordinarily part of the process; however, the name of a Wellesley College faculty member is required, and some interviewing may occur toward the end of the selection process.


Recipients will be announced before spring break.


Additional questions may be addressed to