Florida State University

DeVoe L. Moore Center

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Editorial

Overview

Facilitates the publication of articles, reports, and commentary, including publications on the center’s blog site, for public use through a team of skilled writers and editors. Students from the FSU English department’s Writing, Editing, and Media major are an integrated component of the center’s editorial process. Frequently, EWM students work as developmental editors and copy editors to provide constructive criticism and guidance during the writing and publication process.

What Do Editorial Interns Do?

Each internship is unique and geared toward the aspirations of the individual student; however, most interns can expect to be involved in one or more of the following projects:

  •  Editing student writing in the developmental phase, which includes the brainstorming process, structural decisions, format, and more.
  • Editing student writing in the final stages to prepare blogs, op-eds, research posters, manuscripts, and other products for dissemination.
  • Create graphics for social media, student posters, and other public-facing materials at the center.
  • Design annual reports on our program(s) and interns.

What Majors Are Accepted?

All majors are encouraged to apply; however, high-quality editing and writing skills are a requirement. Our editorial interns function as writing coaches and mentors, which means their execution of graphic and linguistic editing needs to be of a high caliber.

Editing, Writing, and Media (EWM) students are encouraged to utilize their DMC experience to fulfill their Editing Internship requirement at their department.

Selected Testimonials From Alumni

“During my time as an Editorial intern with the DMC I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge when it comes to editing, writing and media. This internship has not only aided me in becoming a better EWM student, but it has taught me new skills that will open up broader opportunities for me in the future. The DMC has also allowed me to make beneficial connections and expand my overall network. Overall,  this internship has been an experience I won’t forget and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of something great!”

— Joy Daniels, Editorial Team ‘20

“My internship experience at the DeVoe L. Moore Center helped me improve my research and writing skills. As an Editing, Writing, and Media major, I was given the role of staff writer for the social entrepreneurship group, I learned about different social enterprises and researched their impact in the marketplace as well as their impact on society. I received mentorship under a blog manager and I learned the process of editing blog articles for publication. I also received guidance and recommendations on my work from Dr. Staley, he played a vital role in shaping my writing and thought processes. My work consisted of writing articles, newsletters and reports, all of which gave me material to build a strong portfolio.” 

— Gianni Vasquez, ‘19, former editorial intern.