MIT Public Service Center

Writing/Communications Assistant

10 hours/week
not currently hiring
Contact: Kevin Leonardi, 4-104, 617-253-6821,

As the MIT Public Service Center (PSC) prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013, we are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented student writing/communications assistant to work as a dynamic storyteller for the PSC.

Possible tasks include:

  1. Brainstorming with staff to identify stories to tell that are representative of the PSC
  2. Researching, interviewing, and writing for a variety of outlets - including MIT News, the PSC website, the PSC newsletter, and several blogs
  3. Capturing photos and videos to tell and enhance stories
  4. Compiling data to communicate about the PSC in a compelling way to a variety of audiences (including donors, students, faculty, staff, and alumni)
  5. Updating content on the PSC website
  6. Thinking creatively about how to tell stories on and beyond campus


  1. Strong writer, comfortable writing in a variety of styles
  2. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  3. Able to work independently and as part of a team
  4. HTML, photography, and/or video editing skills are a plus

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Kevin Leonardi at by August 31.