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Available Teaching Opportunities:

Instructors are invited to contact us regarding particular courses they would like to instruct at SDWI.  The best way to get a sense of our programs is to study our web site.  This said, we are always open to related courses not yet taught by our faculty. Below, we outline the course proposal requirements. Thanks for your interest!

Course Proposal Requirements (NEW)

Email proposal materials to Please allow up to one week for a response.

  • Cover Email Message

In your cover email message, please indicate if you have taught this class previously as well as any other relevant teaching you have done. You may also include a tentative title for your class. Additionally, please keep in mind that courses are scheduled (ideally) two months in advance. Please include your course time and date preference(s).

  • Bio

Please submit in third person, no longer than 100 words.

  • Course description

If your course is selected, your course description will be listed on the SDWI website and should represent your best “sell” to your audience. Please write clearly, concisely, in third person, and include the following:

  • Age or skill level required of participants
  • Teaching format (read and critique of participant work, take home and/or impromptu writing assignments, lecture, assigned published reading, combination, etc.)
  • What materials (if any) students will need to bring
  • If your course will be a single or multi-session (for instance one-3 hour course as opposed to courses that meet over a span of four weeks).
  • Résumé/CV

Please note:   Any text published on our web site may be edited for length and style.

These are paid positions for teaching, based on enrollment.

Available Undergraduate and Graduate Internships:

Marketing and Program/Event Interns (unpaid but can get credit if arranged)

San Diego Writers, Ink, a literary arts nonprofit focused on creative writing instruction, publishing, and literary events, seeks motivated individuals to join its team as publication, marketing, and program interns.  These unpaid interns will assist in SDWI operations so as to match intern professional development and interests. Marketing assistance may involve updating online calendars, posting to the SDWI web site (, which includes regular content as well as articles and interviews, creating marketing materials, and acting as an emissary for the organization at events. Program/event support may involve being on site to help instructors with registration or to help with an event, brainstorming new programs, and helping to update the site with current classes/events. Interns may have the option of participating in courses or observing them. Interns may be offered free or reduced fees for SDWI classes.

Required qualifications include current college registration (undergraduate or graduate), strong writing and communication skills, attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office programs, willingness to work at least 10 hours a week (on a flexible schedule; some office hours required and greater time commitment and task flexibility is possible with graduate students) for at least three months. Familiarity with social media and a love of literature and education are essential. Graphic design, Adobe Illustrator, photography, and video editing experience are preferred for marketing interns, familiarity with Google calendars and WordPress are preferred for program/event interns.

For inquiries, please email

To apply, submit a letter of application and CV/résumé to

To learn about our organization, visit



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