In the summer of 2012, Women Writers, Women Books started an internship program including learning about running an online magazine: editorial, submissions, social media planning, social media management, research, guest blogging, content development, marketing, sponsor outreach.
The goal of the internship is two-fold: to assist an all-volunteer, online magazine accomplish its mission, and to empower willing women in running and managing an online magazine so that they may accomplish their own goals with greater ease. We get invaluable services, and the interns get invaluable experience and hands-on training.
It is a very rigorous internship with high standards and requirements. Only the most motivated need apply.
Interns at Women Writers, Women Books
Tynisha Ferguson had graduated from Winthrop University when she sought out an internship with Women Writers, Women Books. She had actually begun graduate school in journalism. As her predecessors she came highly motivated and with excellent skills as her predecessors had.
With her interest in publishing, we got to work right away on the journal. Tynisha was both a text editor and a graphics editor on this Power Issue of When Women Waken published online February 28, 2014. After reviewing and voting on the submissions with the editorial team, Tynisha designed a brilliant cover and did all the layout on the online, and print version of the issue.
During Rachel C. Lewis’ internship she was a student at Elon University in Winston-Salem. She also was highly motivated and was instrumental in founding and launching our journal, When Women Waken. She was an text editor and graphic design editor on the first issue published May 31, 2013. She also helped gathering content for the second issue which had the them of Home. When she was offered an internship at Phi Beta Kappa, she gracefully stepped down having left her mark with us.
Victoria Shockley (North Carolina State University) – Summer and fall 2012.
During her internship, Victoria Shockley was a sophomore at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, majoring in English with a concentration in language and writing, minoring in French. She helped us with content concerning French women writers.
Victoria is planning a career in writing or editing after graduate school, so her internship as Assistant Editor of Women Writers, Women Books is focused on research, writing, and editing. She was highly motivated and launched a writing and editing career after completing her internship. Be sure to check out her profile online.
Short Term Interns
Chelsea Holland (Meredith College) had spent a semester abroad in South Africa and was instrumental in giving us exposure with writers there leading to a significant increase in submissions from South Africa.
Reagan Reynolds (Northern Arizona University) is a very talented writer and avid reader. She wrote several posts for us. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Glory Tree Herald, and Bluestocking Hack, both, online publications.
About Women Writers, Women Books
This online site was created and developed by Anora McGaha in 2011, and in 2013, Barbara Bos joined the volunteer team responsible for marketing on Twitter and content development. Barbara Bos and Anora McGaha are co-managers of the site. ClearSight Creative Resources is the business behind Women Writers, Women Books.