Internship: Writopia Lab on the Upper West Side

Here’s a message about an internship opportunity that we recently received from the Writopia Lab:

Hello! My name is Cherie Buenaflor and I work for Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that holds creative writing workshops for kids ages 6-18. We are looking for students to join our “Write to Recognition” internship program, providing assistance during our after-school workshops and immersing themselves in our national writing community. I was hoping you would be able to please share the following information with your students:

Writopia Lab Write-to-Recognition Internship Fall 2014

Do you love kids? Are you excited by the idea of helping children and teens learn the mechanics and grammar needed to polish short stories and plays with beginnings, middles, and (drum roll) endings? Writopia Lab, an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that runs the country’s best creative writing workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, is looking for tutoring interns for our Upper West Side Location.


Since its formation in New York City in 2007, Writopia Lab has grown into a nationwide community of young writers. Our mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. We create a safe and engaging space for writers at all stages of the writing process, and we aim to provide the creative inspiration, individual attention, and intellectual environment that may not be available to them at school.


What Interns Do

Our Write-to-Recognition interns serve as role models to our young writers while building their confidence in the mechanics of writing. These interns will work individually with our students most in need of help with the nuts and bolts of their writing. In private sessions with their Write-to-Recognition mentor, students will gain a command of their writing style and voice through individualized lessons on grammar, mechanics, syntax, etc.  



We are in need of interns who find it easy to be supportive and enthusiastic about young writers’ work and who can learn to be thoughtful editors and guides. Completed degrees are NOT required to apply for these internships, and we will accept applicants on track for a degree in English or Education.  


Internships start in September and end in May. We require all interns to commit to 2-10 hours per week throughout the school year and participate in one 2-hour training session. While your interning hours may change in the winter or spring depending on your university class schedule, this internship is a nine-month commitment and is unpaid.   


How to Apply

If you are excited by the idea of joining a community of writers and helping NYC’s most vulnerable, low income kids and teens benefit from this high-touch literacy programming, please email a brief introductory statement. Additionally, please include a current resume and a short response to the following question:  “Why do you want to work at Writopia?”


To submit applications or ask questions about the application process, please email Abby Coleman, at, including in the subject line: “Write-to-Recognition Internship”.


Application Deadline: September 2nd, 2014


To find out more information regarding who we are and what we do here at Writopia, please visit our website

Thank you for your interest in Writopia Lab!


Cherie Buenaflor

HR/Operations Associate
Writopia Lab

(212) 222-4088
155 West 81st Street, Suite A
New York, NY 10024

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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