Pay me to work, please.
January 11, 2012 2:18 PM Subscribe
Where can I get a technical writing internship, preferably in the area of software documentation, in or around Memphis, TN? Level of difficulty: it must be paid.
posted by woodvine to technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've asked everyone I can think of, on campus and off - internship coordinators for both the Professional Writing and Computer Science Departments, as well as the coordinator for the university at large, professors, friends, social media contacts - and I'm stuck. I've found a couple of great opportunities, but either they aren't what I'm looking for skills-wise, or they aren't paid.
I wish I had a magical money tree that would allow me to work a job for free, but I'm a single mom who's living with my parents while I try to get back on my feet, and the money fairy is nowhere in sight. I've seen people on MeFi and elsewhere talk about contributing to open-source projects, which I would love to do if I had the time between the on-campus minimum wage job, school, and my 15 month old. (Is there something I could do with my approximately two hours of free time per week that would be worthwhile?)
Maybe there's something I'm missing here - should I be looking for internships using a different set of key words?
At this point, I'm considering informational interviews at some of the larger companies in town, like FedEx and St. Jude, that I know employ tech writers. I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have any other suggestions? I graduate in December, so I'm looking for something in Summer and/or Fall.