Intercultural Outreach offers editing and publication internships to provide BYU students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the editing publication process of CultureGuides, complete country-specific lessons that contain information, resources, and media for classroom presentations.
Intercultural Outreach seeks upper division editing students who have a love for and interest in cultural understanding. Interns will gain experience using QuarkXPress and Photoshop and will improve their editing skills as they learn about the editing process and receive feedback from a professional editor. The editing process for CultureGuides includes content revision and adaptation, copy editing, layout, and preparation of visuals and other media.
Interns are required to work ten to fifteen hours a week during a semester (fall, winter, or spring/summer). Work schedules are relatively flexible and may be adapted for individual circumstances. Interns will receive either academic internship credit or a $550 stipend.
To be competitive for the Intercultural Outreach editing internship, applicants should meet the following qualifications:
- Upper Division editing coursework or equivalent experience. Preference will be given to students who have taken or are currently taking ELang 350
- Familiarity with basic layout and design principles
- Experience with QuarkXPress preferred. Good working knowledge of Word or WordPerfect required
- Willingness and ability to learn new technology as necessary
- Strong writing skills
- Cross-cultural savvy and global education perspective helpful
- Interest in other cultures and enthusiasm for learning
- Self-motivated, organized, and flexible
- International experience encouraged, but not required