Be an Intern

Kenyaita with students

Commitment: 150 hours


  1. Work with students aged 5-18 individually and in small groups.
  2. Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents and colleagues, both verbally and in writing.
  3. Learn new systems and computer applications quickly, and apply them efficiently.
  4. Provide a short, unpublished writing sample.

Application Process: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the director at the Mighty Writers location of your choice. Applicants are considered throughout the year. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application within one week.

To apply for MW El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th St., email Madeline Karp at

To apply for MW North at the Advocate, 1801 Diamond St., email Shamira O'Neal at

To apply for MW South, 1501 Christian St., email Rachel Loeper at

To apply for MW West, 3861 Lancaster Ave., email Khalia Robinson at

“Interning at Mighty Writers has given me a realistic view of a variety of things I can do in the future. From journalism to marketing to screenwriting, there was never a shortage of information from the highly qualified professionals that work and volunteer at Mighty Writers. There were many times when just having conversations with people, I quickly learned what they did for a living. Then, they were telling how they had gotten there and what a typical day was like for them. What was even better was that none of this was forced; these were simply people who were friendly and knew I was in college so they were eager to share their college and career experiences with me.”

–Stephanie Dalce, Mighty Intern