Technical Writer Intern

Realityworks - Eau Claire, WI

Internship

POSITION SUMMARY:

Realityworks is seeking a Technical Writing Intern to join our Engineering team in a hands-on, paid internship. The Technical Writing Intern will be responsible for collaborating with cross-functional teams, primarily engineering, quality assurance, design, project management, and marketing to produce high-quality, accurate, and concise product specification documents, technical manuals, assembly procedures, and other technical documentation.

Realityworks internships are ideal for individuals looking to experience a different challenge each day, see the inner workings of a growing company, and embrace a higher level of responsibility and accountability. We are looking for people who take pride in their work and have the energy and desire to make a significant impact in a small, fast-growing company.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

This internship, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will begin January 2020 with an opportunity for continuation through the summer of 2020. Flexible scheduling is available to accommodate class schedules. Students will work 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester and 40 hours per week during the summer months is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs, develops, writes, edits, and verifies technical and end-user documentation, such as product requirements documents, technical specifications, and controlled information (e.g. BOMs (Bill of Materials), assembly procedures, and technical manuals
  • Researches and transforms complex technical concepts, specifications, and procedures into user-oriented information for non-technical and technical audiences
  • Ensures technical documentation is accurate, complete, and meets editorial standards for spelling, grammar, paragraph structure, document formatting, and defining technical requirements in written format
  • Utilizes effective communication and information gathering skills to create documentation and meet project deadlines
  • Takes digital photos to support and clarify technical instructions
  • Tracks and fixes documentation deficiencies
  • Analyzes documents to maintain continuity of style and content
  • Adapts and follows project schedules and deadlines
  • Performs other additional duties as assigned or required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent grammar, clerical and proofreading skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written documents and reports
  • Ability to effectively present information in written, verbal, and presentation form
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve problems - assess a situation, gather data, analyze the data, propose a solution
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, majoring in Technical Writing, Engineering or a related program with coursework in technical writing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position
  • Experience writing and editing technical documentation

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Sedentary with occasional walking and standing in a general office setting. Minimal presence of hazards. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ABOUT REALITYWORKS, INC.:

Realityworks develops interactive, educational products that changes lives. Our products and curricula are used in career & technical education, family & consumer sciences, health occupations, business education, welding instruction, social services, public health, the military and more. Our experiential learning technology has been used around the world for over 20 years, improving and enhancing social, emotional, and physical health.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Realityworks, Inc. is a tobacco-free environment.

Job Type: Internship

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Technical Writing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)