2019 Spring CISTAR Technical Writer Intern

The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources – CISTAR seeks a part-time, technical writer student intern to assist their team. The technical writer will work with the CISTAR Communications Specialist to primarily assist with the CISTAR Annual Report to the National Science Foundation.

Title: CISTAR Technical Writer Intern

Duration: December 2018 – May 2019

Job Type: Part-Time (approximately 20 hours per week)

Eligibility: The ideal candidate will be a graduate student pursuing a degree in the Professional Writer’s program. Undergraduate students will also be considered.

Position Description:

Specifically, the selected candidate will assist with the annual report by performing tasks including but not limited to:

·      Data collection

·      Editing

·      Formatting

·      Bibliography

·      Writing


·      Excellent mastery of English language.

·      Ability to write reports and present in a team setting.

·      Multitask and meet deadlines.

·      Team player who can work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

·      Must possess an attitude of service to this NSF sponsored center, Purdue University, and its partners.


·      Graduate Students: Graduate Assistantship (academic year salary for one semester, $7,535.50 plus semester tuition)

·      Undergraduate Students: $15.00 per hour



·      Interested candidates should send their resume, 2-3 writing samples and 2-3 references (contact information only, letters of recommendation are not necessary) to Brittany Bright, CISTAR Communications Specialist, bright9@purdue.edu by December 12, 2018.