Become a Consultant

A student and writing consultant work together in the Writing Center

Are you interested in joining a committed and engaged community of writers who work to support fellow writers? At the Writing Center, we look for consultants from all majors who are highly motivated and eager to learn. Writing Consultants work one-on-one with writers at all levels and from all disciplines, assist with outreach workshops and presentations, and participate in ongoing staff education. The consultant position is a paid position.  We interview and hire consultants at the end of the fall and spring semesters. 

To apply to be a Writing Center Consultant, please submit the application form and supporting documents (instructions are included on the form). In addition, please ask a work supervisor or faculty member to fill out the reference form and return it directly to The full job posting is available on Handshake (search for the Writing Center Consultant position). Make sure to submit all materials to rather than Handshake.

Please note that preference in hiring is given to those who have taken or will take English 380: Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Research during their first semester of consulting. English 380 is offered every Fall semester.

Note: if you have not visited the Writing Center before, we strongly encourage making an appointment to discuss a writing project of your own to learn more about how we work. Visit to schedule an appointment.

Apply now! The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

Spring 2020 info sessions (Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall):
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4 pm

English 380: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Course Description

English 380 is designed to help you develop an understanding of writing center theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to observe consultations in the Writing Center, reflect on your own and others’ writing processes and experiences, explore the theoretical foundations of writing center work, and build your “grab bag” of one-on-one consulting strategies. The course will also ask you to engage in a substantial research project examining UNL’s writing culture. Students who successfully complete this course may apply for positions as consultants in the UNL Writing Center.