Acxiom, a global leader in interactive marketing services, maintains a number of paid internships for technical writers. The minimum wage is $10 per hour with some interns receiving higher pay for advanced skills.
Interns work with implementation teams on creating a variety of documents needed for the success of projects. Interns participate in requirement and design review meetings and translate complex technical solutions into easy-to-read and understand documentation for both external customers and client account teams.
Specific job duties include:
- Planning, analysis, design, and creation of internal and external documentation
- Working with Technical Specs and designs to produce project documentation
- Writing and editing technical documentation.
The work schedule is flexible. Interns work 10-20 hours during the school year and 40 hours during the summer.
Acxiom prefers students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Technical Writing, English, Communication, or related areas of study. A GPA of 2.75 or above is required as are the following abilities and skills:
- Ability to understand and break down complex solutions to business problems and solutions
- Ability to self-motivate
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong grammar and editing skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong MS Word, Visio and Excel skills
- Proven team-working skills
Other relevant knowledge bases and skills include:
- Knowledge of SQL
- Knowledge of HTML
- Exposure/experience with database browsing and querying
- Previous technical writing experience
Application Process and Deadlines
To apply, link to Acxiom's Career Page and upload your resume.
Students may earn up to three hours of elective credit for the successful completion of this internship.
To be eligible for internship credit, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.25 in their degree program. In addition, applicants must have completed at least nine hours of writing courses at the 3000-level.
Enrollment in WRTG 4385 requires approval by Dr. Francie Bolter, Internship Coordinator.