What is the project?

An internship with Spring Fling.

Who is it for?

15-25 year olds in Dumfries and Galloway

What is involved?

It will be split into two parts:

1.      Before Spring Fling, blogging about the writer in residence and encouraging the public to write their own poems. The amount of time will be decided between the intern and Spring Fling.

2.      During Spring Fling (23-25 May), blogging about the writer in residence (especially linking poems to a map location showing the studio they were written in or about and updating social media) and blogging about Spring Fling in general.

What skills do I need?

The intern should enjoy writing, be flexible, have good time keeping skills and be experienced at using social media. 

When will it happen?

The first part will be at a time decided between Spring Fling and the intern. The second part will take place during Spring Fling (23-25 May).

What will I be doing?

Main duties will include:

Ø  Blogging about the writer in residence and Spring Fling.

Ø  Sharing poems online linked to maps.

Ø  Updating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How can I find out more?

For further details about the internship please contact Rebecca at Wigtown Festival Manager (which is coordinating the internship) on rebecca@wigtownbookfestival.com

How can I apply?

Send an email to Rebecca on rebecca@wigtownbookfestival.com saying why you would like to take part, what you would get from the experience, what school/college you attend (if relevant) and your contact details.

The deadline is 5pm on Thursday 2nd May.

What do I need to organise?

1.      You will need to organise to be out of school (we can help with this).

2.      You will need to organise travel to the Spring Fling office in Dumfries (we can help with costs of public transport or fuel for this).

3.      There is the option to work from home for some of this internship.

4.      Please note that you will need your own laptop or iPad to take part in the internship.

Find out more

Spring Fling: www.spring-fling.co.uk