VT Stories

The Center for Rhetoric in Society seeks student interns to assist with updating and expanding the Center’s website/web presence and researching, writing, and editing digital material and web content for several projects including the University-wide initiative, VT Stories.

Qualifications/Preferred Skills:

  • Strong writing, editing, skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and working in html and worpress
  • Interest in studying the use of language and communication in society
  • Preferred: Video and editing experience

Duties of this position may include the following:

  • Work with director and graduate assistants to define, plan, and implement projects
  • Attend periodic staff meetings
  • Schedule 3-4 face-to-face hours for collaborative work in the Center each week
  • Learn to conduct oral history interviews (training provided)
  • Edit and compile interviews into finished products and web content
  • Assist with editing, design, background research, and writing
  • Design poster, flyers, brochure, and other CRS documents
  • Assist with website updates
  • General research assistance as needed

Compensation: 3 hours Class credit

Hours:  6 hours per week

Contact: Dr. Katrina Powell,, and submit resume and letter of interest. For a Request to Intern form, visit the college website.

Interns working with us have cited their experiences at the Center as contributing to their subsequent internship and work study opportunities at Student Affairs and the College of Science and with professional positions upon graduation.


In Place (Student Run Podcast)

We are a student run podcast under the direction of Professors Katy Powell and Rebecca Hester. The goal of In Place is to have meaningful conversations about the nature of displacement in a world where more and more people -and nonhuman species- are forced into migration. Furthermore, we focus on the process that occurs after resettlement, the phase during which refugees and other displaced people have an opportunity to become members of a new community. This platform is a space to cultivate empathy and reimagine a kinder and more welcoming place. We are In Place.


We are looking for volunteers/interns to fill the following positions: 

Episode Development Assistant – (2 openings) 

Lead Editor- (2 opening)
Qualification: An ear for audio production. Editing experience in Audition or another audio/video platform. 

Editing Assistant – (1 opening)
Preferred: Experience in Audition or another audio/video platform. 

Contact: Laura Lane –
(Send email with the subject line “In Place Volunteer” with inquiries. Please provide cover letter including experience) 


Option for Internship/Class Credit: For those interested in receiving credit, the Center for Rhetoric in Society can offer Internship and Class Credit. (Option for 1-3 credit hours in exchange for 5-10 hours of work each week).