It’s time to start thinking about NUCL! For those of you are unfamiliar with NUCL it is a literature conference held annually at UP that brings together more than a hundred students from universities throughout the region to share papers, poems, or essays they’ve written. UP students participate as presenters, and serve as well as chairs and respondents—which basically entails introducing panelists and leading discussion.
As for the internships, there is a detailed job description for each of the three positions below. Most of the work is done in the spring (and spring is when you get the academic credit), but meetings and work will begin in late fall. Dr. Hersh and Dr. Weiger are also looking for one intern who can begin working for us on NUCL-related project in the next few weeks. That intern will receive an extra academic credit for the extra work.
Please email Dr. Hersh (email@example.com) by Monday, September 24, if you are interested in applying for an intern position. Please also let her know if you want to be considered for the 2-credit internship that begins in mid-October.
Interviews for the internships will begin the first week of October.
To learn more about NUCL, you can visit our website at http://college.up.edu/english/nucl.
1-2 credit hours
- Meets weekly with Conference Chairs (Drs. Hersh and Weiger) to discuss the week’s to-dos and progress of conference planning; gives individual report on what s/he has been doing that week.
- Participates in the evaluation of conference submissions, reading a selection of the critical papers, poetry, and essays, and meeting with English faculty to select papers for the conference.
- Helps to organize selected papers into panels by subject matter, and helps come up with catchy titles for the panels.
- Participates in the process of choosing award winners.
- Helps recruit and train UP students to serve as chairs and respondents.
- Pitches in with various administrative tasks, mailings, copying projects, etc., as the need arises.
- Helps facilitate the workings of the conference on the day itself, arriving early to aid setup.
- Offers advice/ideas/insight into how to make the conference better, streamline things, add new aspects, etc.
- Writes a summary of his/her experience after the conference is over.
INTERN 1: Database and Registration
backup: Intern 3
- Logs, sorts, numbers, copies, and manages incoming submissions in conference database
- Acknowledges receipt of submissions, by email
- Sends acceptance/rejection notification
- Manages conference registration for presenters, faculty, chairs, and respondents
- Prepares nametags for day of conference
INTERN 2: Public Relations and Conference Program
backup: Intern 1
- Serves as liaison to public relations, being in touch about timing, proofs, etc.
- Puts together conference program
- Prepares and orders award certificates
- Prepares and orders certificates of participation for all participants
- Prepares, makes, and posts signs directing participants around campus on the day of the conference
INTERN 3: Communications, Food, and Logistics
backup: Intern 2
- Manages NUCL email account, answering emails or forwarding them to the proper person
- Manages space/room reservations for day of conference
- Orders tables, chairs, and other necessary equipment for rooms
- Serves as liaison to Bon Appetit/plans Terrace Room luncheon
- Orders other food/drink: breakfast, coffee/tea, water
- Manages NUCL bank account, depositing registration checks
- Orders and helps design T-shirts and/or other NUCL paraphernalia