Hiring: Technical Writer Intern

Technical Writer Internship

Posted: June 9, 2017

ISTI is looking for a Technical Writer Intern for the summer & fall of 2017 (possibly longer). The successful candidate will work with ISTI’s Senior Technical Writer in two main areas: Creating user documentation for software written by ISTI’s software engineers and the other will be assisting ISTI management with Proposal Writing. This is a paid position.


  • Create and maintain software documentation. Target audience for the documentation includes scientific end users as well as programmers and engineers
  • Work with ISTI staff to gather information, and generate documentation to effectively communicate critical ideas and information
  • Verify accuracy of information with subject matter experts


  • Working on a Bachelor’s degree in English, English Literature, or a related field.
  • Be able to create and maintain complete, accurate, clear and concise documentation
  • Possess excellent writing skills including accurate spelling and grammar.
  • Highly competent in the use of Microsoft Word, including that use of advanced document styles.
  • Be able to interact with technical staff to learn new material and express that material clearly for the non-expert
  • Work in a distributed team environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and be willing to learn new skills and embrace constructive criticism
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to legally work in U.S. for an extended period of time

Desired skills

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Interest in Computer Science, Geology, or both

Paid Position: Yes, Full-time summer & fall of 2017 (possibly longer)

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Start Date: ASAP

To apply, please fill out our brief employment form and include a writing sample. A technical writing sample is ideal, but other types are also accepted (i.e., essays, creative writing, etc.).