Profellow Editorial Intern Freelance Stipend: $600

Profellow Editorial Intern Freelance Stipend: $600 Duration: 3 months (September to December) with the option to extend through the spring semester

Stipend: $600 for the semester, 10 hours of work per month (flexible hours)

Start Date: Ideally, the week of September 11, 2023

Seeking a U.S. undergraduate or graduate student; U.S. work authorization required

About the Opportunity

We seek an organized and motivated undergraduate or graduate student to be an editorial intern to support content production for our social enterprise. This is a remote freelance opportunity (10 hours per month).

During a typical week, you will coordinate content production and copy-edit about 2-5 articles. Coordinating content production includes contacting fellowship recipients to prepare interview feature articles and assign content production tasks to other writers and team members. Copy editing for articles includes fixing typos and grammatical errors, creating engaging titles, adding introductory paragraphs, adding relevant internal and external links, ensuring target keywords are included and appropriately placed throughout an article, and ensuring content is published on time and included in our weekly newsletter.

Our Editorial Intern will also have the opportunity to receive mentorship on media and publication operations. You will learn the full life cycle of our media work, from content ideation to production and publication and will have the opportunity to participate in team training.

This is a great role for an undergraduate or graduate student who:

  • enjoys writing and editing,
  • appreciates opportunities to meet and work with ProFellow staff and with fellowship organizations and fellowship recipients,
  • craves meaningful work and wants to make a difference in people’s lives,
  • is highly motivated, goal-driven, and a natural problem solver, and
  • would love to work with a team that’s on a “career adventure”.

About Us

Founded in 2011, is the leading resource for information on fellowships, academic funding awards, and fully funded Ph.D. and Master’s programs. Generating high-quality articles for our website, newsletter and fellowship partners is core to the success of our organization.

About You

You’re a high-achieving student that wants to make a social impact, enjoys writing and editing, and is excited to help students and professionals win competitive fellowships and full funding for graduate school. You’re inquisitive and have at least a basic knowledge of SEO best practices and are motivated to see your content rank above and outperform big companies with more resources. You are an excellent team member and writer and have immaculate organizational skills and attention to detail.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Copy-edit and publish content a mix of articles, interviews, and listicles
  • Coordinate interviews and writing assignments with contributors
  • Follow the content calendar and coordinate content publishing
  • Optimize content using SEO keywords and best practices

Requirements and Qualifications

  • U.S. work authorization
  • Native or advanced English fluency
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to meet during our U.S. business hours (9 am – 5 pm Pacific Time)
  • Have a capacity of 2-3 hours per week to dedicate to your internship
  • An enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or related fields is a plus!
  • Experience writing content about applying to graduate school is a plus!
  • Fellowship experience (as a Fellow or employee of a fellowship organization) is a plus!

Soft Skills

  • Impeccable follow-through. When you say, “I will deliver this article by Thursday at 3 pm PST”, you mean it.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication with advanced proofreading and formatting skills
  • Personable, kind and supportive
  • Proactive with strong initiative.

Technical Skills (ideal, but not required)

  • WordPress (blog posts, content management)
  • Asana (a program management tool)
  • Social media platforms for business (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • G-Suite (Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.)

Knowledge of these tools is not required but helpful: Canva, Vimeo, Hootsuite

How to Apply

We are hiring immediately!

Please complete this application:

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 28, 2023 or sooner. We may close applications before this date if we receive more than 50 applications, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

ProFellow is an equal opportunity employer. We serve a diverse audience and aim to build a diverse team that reflects the diversity of applicants we support and inspire. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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