Students from all majors are encouraged to apply for work in the Research & Writing Center. The Research & Writing Center is a friendly learning community, and working as a consultant enhances writing, interpersonal communication, learning, and leadership skills, furthering the pursuit of personal and professional goals. Writing consultants receive internationally-recognized CRLA tutor certification and gain additional experience through project-based learning in areas such as technical writing, teaching, editing, social media management, and research.

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Become a Writing Consultant

To be considered for a writing consultant position, applicants must be able to

  • attend a weekly training meeting on Tuesday mornings (8:00-8:50 a.m.)
  • work for at least two semesters
  • complete a credit-bearing, paid academic internship (English 399R) OR complete a 6-week, paid transfer consultant training (applicants with university or college-level writing consulting/tutoring experience)

Successful applicants will demonstrate

  • excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • strong interpersonal and academic skills
  • maturity and professionalism in workplace settings
  • ability to help others learn and develop as writers
  • commitment to ongoing learning and professional development


Application materials consist of a resume, a one-page cover letter (addressed to Dr. David Stock, properly formatted, and polished), two samples of academic writing (one from a class in your major), and a faculty reference (name and contact info).


The application deadline for Fall 2019 employment is Monday, August 5.

English 399R Internship

English 399R is a rigorous academic internship that introduces students to theories and methods of peer consulting in writing while providing extensive hands-on consulting experience in an apprenticeship environment.

Applicants with previous writing consulting experience may be eligible to complete a transfer consultant training in place of the internship.


If you have questions about the application process or the internship, please contact us at rwc@byu.edu.

Become a Receptionist

Receptionists work with all staff members to manage the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center.  To apply, check Student Employment for openings.