BruinLife writers work on assignments for our publications: The BruinLife Annual (a.k.a., the yearbook) and BruinLife Online (a.k.a., our online blog).
The BruinLife Annual’s main objective is to give the UCLA student body an accurate reflection of the school year through photos and stories by Bruins and about Bruins. BruinLife Online aims to provide lifestyle and entertainment content to the UCLA community, distinct from Daily Bruin’s campus news. This includes guides to LA, tips for apartment hunting, reviews of local shows, trend alerts, etc. in blog-style articles. No experience is necessary to apply—just a passion for telling stories, sharing ideas and representing the UCLA student body. Please note that some assignments dedicated towards the Annual are also expanded upon for our online blog.
After two quarters of fulfilling all member requirements and upon recommendation by their section editor, interns become eligible for stipend staff. To clarify, stipends are not the same as hourly compensation; rather, you're paid based on the assignments turned in.
Applicants do not need prior writing experience to apply for this position. There will be Student Media training sessions taught by professionals, staff workshops and office hours available for guidance. However, due to the nature of the position, writers with organized, engaging and succinct writing abilities will be preferred.
Please note that there is mandatory Student Media training for new interns, as well as trainings held by your section editor. Student Media training usually occurs on the weekends after Weeks 3, 4 and 5. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.
Writing Sample (PDF of 2 writing samples that demonstrate your writing abilities)
Short answer responses
Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]