WORK PLACEMENTS & INTERNSHIPS
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GETTING PLACED WITH US
What you need to know
February 25, 2023
A work placement or an internship?
Generally speaking, internships are usually undertaken over the summer months or after graduation to gain experience in a particular field. Work placements are usually taken as part of a degree. Both can be allocated by the course you are doing or arranged by yourself if your course doesn’t provide the option.
Reasons to do a work placement with us
There are a number of advantages to completing a work placement with us. For example:
Apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a work setting
Increase skills and competencies highly sought after by employers
Get an insight into the way publishing organisations operate and the challenges they face
Opportunity to understand this particular job or industry
Provide you with networking opportunities
Help you to clarify your career goals
Get to work with a supervisor who will be able to act as a referee for you in future job applications
See specifications for each specific role for more detailed information on placement advantages and professional growth.
What’s in it for you
You will have the chance to work with a new, unconventional and creative literary magazine
The ample opportunity to show flair and creativity working with an independent business
A great opportunity for anyone who is looking to add published work to their portfolio
We will promote you and your work on all our social media channels and on our website
See specifications for each specific role for more detailed information.
Length of programme
Currently, these are short-term work placements: 2-4 weeks max. This varies depending on the type of placement you're undertaking.
You will be assessed based on your performance throughout the placement. Upon completion, you will receive a detailed written feedback, as well as suggestions for further development and any relevant comments. You will also receive an Evaluation form for your own reference or to share with an employer.
It's a good idea to write about your learning in a personal/professional development portfolio (PDP). This will help you if you need to call upon your experience later to answer interview questions.
Attendance certificates and Letters of recommendation
Depending on the type of placement you have undertaken, you will receive a Certificate of accomplishment upon successful completion of your placement
All interns will receive a Letter of Recommendation. This can be a basic Recommendation letter obtained immediately upon successful completion of the placement, or specially tailored to a desired role or an organisation on request later on.
How to apply
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing why you want to do a placement with us and what you could bring to the role. Feel free to attach or provide links to any relevant experience, or simply to tell us of any accomplishments you are particularly proud of.
Still not sure?
For any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can write us directly to our email above, or by using the contact form.
WHAT OUR INTERNS SAY
Seán, Assistant Editor
I learned more about transcription conventions, prose fiction formatting conventions, and strategies for liaising with authors. Having completed this placement, I feel more confident about taking on future copy-editing tasks and working in similar capacities.
Ellen, Blogger & Article Writer
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement at Writeresque. I feel like I really learnt a lot and was able to write about subjects I wouldn’t usually write about. I have most definitely gained knowledge from this placement, and it has helped grow my confidence.
This placement was very helpful for me. It was an amazing experience that gave me more confidence to express myself in English – written and verbal. I gained knowledge about specifics in academic English writing and this was very helpful for me. I think this experience is important for me and my future.
Jessica, Cover Artist
I’m more confident to pursue similar roles now after having experienced and completed this placement. Before this, I knew very little about working for a client so that experience has been invaluable and I’m confident to tackle it again in the future.
WHAT OUR INTERNS SAY
Beth, Article Writer
This placement gave me an opportunity to try new styles of writing and a taster in aspects of creative writing and finding my own voice.
Having my own work published on a writers' magazine website felt exciting and like an amazing achievement.
Prasad, Cover Artist
Working on a cover is an interesting challenge; you have to take into account a title, any writing and the context it will be viewed in.
The experience of working on this project has been gratifying. It’s wonderful to work with creatives from different fields.
I definitely feel more confident to pursue a similar role in the future. I learned about the
expectations and responsibilities that I had as an employed writer and was able to learn from my
mistakes to improve.
I enjoyed the elements of collaboration and