Writing Intern

  • Category:
    Writing Intern
  • Deadline:
    Oct. 10, 2022, noon

About the position

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.


  • Pitch ideas, covering a range of events and topics for the various BruinLife publications.
  • Write 2-3 assignments for the Annual per quarter.
  • Write 1-2 medium-long blog posts per quarter.
  • Complete a minimum of two office hours: All BruinLife staff members must fulfill this requirement. Office hours may be completed at any time during the week at your discretion. The purposes of these office hours are to work on BruinLife assignments in-office, but we also encourage staffers to utilize the office to study, rest and socialize with other BruinLife members.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and section meetings.
  • Complete at least one one-on-one with your section editor per quarter.
  • Attend a minimum of one all-staff social per quarter.


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.

What we can offer you

  • A more extensive resume.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
  • A platform for your voice.
  • Connections with community organizations.
  • Valuable newsroom knowledge and better understanding of how to work in an editorial environment.
  • A safe space for discourse and differing values.
  • Food and socials.
  • Long time friends!

Application Materials

Resume (PDF)

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]