Writing Internship

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship Program

The Phi Beta Kappa Society annually seeks college juniors and seniors majoring in the liberal arts or sciences to serve as writing interns. Students accepted to the Writing Internship Program will prepare a series of brief articles for publication on Phi Beta Kappa’s national website for news and alumni relations. The intern positions will be unpaid, but students will gain valuable experience working as writers for a nationally recognized institution located in Washington, D.C., and publication of their work by Phi Beta Kappa. Students do not need to be Phi Beta Kappa members, nor does an application or recommendation imply that students will be invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. The period of the internship will encompass Winter and Spring terms.

Phi Beta Kappa seeks students with the following characteristics/abilities:

• Major in the liberal arts or sciences
• Possess strong writing and editing skills, ability to meet deadlines
• Cover diverse topics and report on events of interest to Phi Beta Kappa and its members
• Conduct independent research, including interviews
• Make a two-semester commitment to the program and produce six publishable articles (500-700 words each)

Interested students must be recommended by the Alpha of Oregon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. To be considered for the internship, please complete and submit the application form and accompanying faculty letter of recommendation to Kevin Hatfield — kevhat@uoregon.edu (see below)

The Alpha of Oregon chapter will notify applicants of their nomination status. The Phi Beta Kappa national office will contact successful nominees to solicit writing samples and discuss the details of the internship.

For general information about the internship program, please write to news@pbk.org.

DEADLINE: 2015 Writing Internship TBA

Download the PBK Writing Internship Program Application Form [pdf]

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