Re: What Does One Do With A Tech Writing Intern

Subject: Re: What Does One Do With A Tech Writing Intern
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 19:30:06 -0400

I ran an internship program at a previous job and would
welcome the chance to do so again. Interns bring a fresh
perspective and a bundle of enthusiasm to any team. Be
aware, tho, that interns are just as much work as they are
help and you get out of them what you put in, so don't
expect to just throw work their way and be done with it.
An internship is a learning experience and to have a
learning experience, you need to have a teacher as well as
a student. The teacher would be you and/or the other senior
memebers of your team.

As to your question of what to do with your intern, I offer
this message from the archives, written by a former intern
of mine who is now a successful technical writer.

The good ones make you proud and you keep in touch for years
after, as mentor and as friend. It's an experience I would
not have missed for the world and cannot wait to do again.

-Sue Gallagher

> From: Linda Castellani <lindac -at- opsware -dot- com>

> We have been interviewing candidates for an internship, and we are
> considering what tasks an intern might perform.
> So far we have:
> * update the index
> * create new indexes
> * create cross-document indexes
> * help create the terminology database for localization
> * write knowledge base articles
> We are wondering what other companies have tech writing interns doing.


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