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Looking for an opportunity to place student interns in a dynamic, creative and fun environment? Look no further!

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Interns

Internship Placement Organisations & Third Level Institutions

Since 2009, Fighting Words has worked with a number of universities, colleges, and intern placement organisations in Ireland, the UK, and the United States to provide placements for students.

Placements are available both during the school year and in the summer.

Fighting Words internships offer the opportunity to develop skills working with primary and secondary school age students in a supportive and fun environment and are suitable for third-level students in education, creative writing, English, psychology, social work, and more, as well as recent graduates.

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Internships

What do our interns do?

At Fighting Words, we offer two types of internships - Creative Writing Intern and Digital Content Intern.

Creative Writing Intern

  • Serving as a mentor at both primary and secondary school workshops, both in person or online
  • Assisting in the daily management of  school programmes
  • Editing and proofreading writing submissions and student work
  • Participating in off-site workshops as part of a team of mentors

Who are we looking for? Someone with...

  • Love of writing, reading, books and words in general
  • Previous experience working with young people is an advantage - you should really enjoy working with both younger children and teenagers, age 6-17
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – both with adults and children
  • Ability to work well as part of a team to deliver workshops with both staff and volunteers
  • Flexibility – a willingness to jump in and do what needs to be done, from tutoring writing to bringing out the bins
  • Sense of humour

Digital Content Intern

  • Providing content for the Fighting Words social media channels, e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Uploading updated content for the various sections of the Fighting Words website
  • Proofreading and editing website content from staff in line with Fighting Words guidelines and house style
  • Design of publications using Adobe Creative Suite

Who are we looking for? Someone with...

  • Love of writing, reading, books and words in general
  • Exceptional organisational skills – the ability to set and meet timelines and work independently
  • Excellent written communication skills: strong command of English grammar and spelling and understanding of effective writing for the web
  • Previous experience writing for websites, blogs and managing social media accounts a distinct advantage
  • Sense of humour

Build Careers with Fighting Words!

We welcome queries from third level institutions and internship placement programmes about our opportunities.