Writing intern/CSU Alumni Association

Posted on November 1st, 2010

The writing intern will be responsible for working with the Director of Communications to identify alumni and/or campus programs to write about for one of three publications: CSUAA website, AlumLine (e-newsletter), Around the Oval (print magazine).

The intern will
• Conduct interview(s)
• Write a draft of article
• Work with Director on editing of article
• Revise article according to changes from Director or interviewee
• Confirm article correctness with interviewee
• Acquire photographs for article

Interviews may be conducted in person, over phone, or over e-mail (in that order of preference).

Objectives and Activities

• Communication – oral skills in interviewing (types of questions to ask and how to probe for deeper answers); writing skills (stylistic for Web and print, story development); editing skills (of self and other writers)

• Clarifying ideas