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We may be biased, but we like to think our consultants have the best job on campus. They spend their shifts talking to smart, interesting students from every major across the Forty Acres. To be a Writing Center consultant, you don’t have to know grammar perfectly, and you don’t need to major in English or Rhetoric. You just need to enjoy sitting down with people, listening to what they have to say, and asking genuine questions. We’ll teach you the rest.

UWC (Virtual) Annual Open House

October 1, 2020, 4-6pm

Interested in working for the UWC? Join us for our annual open house! Undergrads will learn how to apply for RHE368: Writing Center Internship. Grad students will learn about our hiring calendar and training for graduate students. Everyone will get a chance to hear from current consultants about what it’s like to work at the UWC. Here’s the Zoom invitation:

Undergraduate Students


To become writing center consultants, undergraduates must first take RHE368C: Writing Center Internship. Applications for this spring-semester writing-flag course will be posted to Handshake in October.

The application period for the Spring 2021 RHE368C: Writing Center Internship will open in October 2020.

Front Desk Support

Are you interested in working at the UWC without becoming a consultant? Check Handshake to see when we are hiring undergraduate front desk staff.

Graduate Students

We encourage qualified applicants from all disciplines to apply. We interview in summer for positions that start in August. We typically post calls for applications to Handshake by March 1. To be considered for a position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and a sample of your expository writing (5-10 pages) through Handshake. Please ask your advisor/supervising faculty member to send a brief reference (1-2 paragraphs) verifying your progress toward degree and describing your suitability for a writing consultant position. 

Working as a student employee comes with certain benefits and requirements. The Office of Human Resources and the Graduate School have posted answers to frequently asked questions about insurance eligibility, minimum enrollment requirements, maximum number of semesters a graduate student can work, and other issues pertinent to working as a student. We encourage you to review this information about academic employment.

Please note: Some graduate student positions may be eligible for full or partial tuition reduction. Talk to your Department about whether you qualify.