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 at least 10 hours per week for at least two semesters
  • complete a credit-bearing, paid academic internship (English 399R) OR 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 for writing consultants consist of a resume, cover letter (addressed to Dr. David Stock), two samples of academic writing (one from a class in your major), and a faculty reference (name and contact info).

Application Deadline

  • Priority deadline, starting immediately: Monday, October 14
  • Deadline for starting Winter 2020: Monday, November 11

English 399R Internship

English 399R is an 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.

Become a Research Consultant

Research Consultants work in the RWC at the front desk and consult students who come in to the RWC for research help. They also work as teaching assistants to librarians during library instruction sessions for WRTG 150, Advanced Writing courses, and various other courses. To apply, check Student Employment for openings.

Become a Receptionist

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


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