Quill is a free literacy tool that teaches writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills to students. We are a nonprofit, open source organization that was founded by Bates alumni, and there are currently over 100,000 students using Quill. With your help we can teach millions of students. Learn more about our mission here: http://www.quill.org/mission. We’ve had over 100 people contribute to the site, from developers writing code to educators creating activities. You can see our entire community at https://community.quill.org
Our editorial intern will oversee the educators that produce our educational content, create content of their own, help us write grants and proposals, and do some proofreading. This is great for English majors, anyone working at The Student, and those interested in writing, publishing or journalism.
What Will You Be Doing?
- Writing grants and proposals
- Creating new learning activities
- Writing and proofreading company publications
- Coordinating our volunteer content creators
We are located in the Financial District of NYC, and this will be a commitment of 15-40 hours per week over 8-12 weeks. This position is unpaid.
Why Should You Join Us?
- Solve Important Problems – Our vision is to educate the next generation of writers. Your work has the chance to positively impact millions of students.
- Big Responsibilities – You will be leading projects and helping us make decisions. We’re looking for people who like to take initiative.
- Small Team – You will be working with a small team of 4 co-founders, two of whom graduated from Bates in 2011.
What Makes You a Good Fit?
- Attention to Detail – Much of your position will be upholding Quill’s commitment to quality. This means you need to know your grammar inside and out and quickly recognize when someone else does not.
- Leadership – You’ll manage our volunteer content creators. This means making sure deadlines are met, guidelines are clear, and that content created is on par with expectations.
- Love of Writing – Your main duty will be writing and editing other peoples’ writing. We are looking for someone who is passionate about written language.
To apply please send a brief letter of introduction to Peter Gault at firstname.lastname@example.org.