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National Instruments Technical Writer Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 6934

Fri, April 26, 2013

National Instruments Technical Writer Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 6934

Position Overview and Responsibilities

National Instruments is hiring paid, full-time technical writing interns for Summer 2013.

Technical writing interns work within product teams in the Research and Development organization. Potential projects include rewriting content to fit the DITA model, editing product documentation, creating product documentation in print and electronic format, and testing NI documentation with their respective NI products.
From this internship, you can expect to develop fundamental skills you can use to build your career as a technical writer:
• Information gathering
• Technical skills
• Written and verbal communication
• Problem solving
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Time management and organization
Position Requirements

Please Note: National Instruments does NOT petition for H-1B status from student visas for full-time Technical Writer hires, thus can not accept candidates for this intern position who are on a student visa and have Curriculum Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), or academic training.

Required skills

• Pursuing bachelor's or master's degree in Technical Communications, English, Journalism, or other major with writing-intensive component and/or science/technology emphasis
• Must be a current student in good standing
• Interest in exploring a technical writing career
• Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills - must provide samples of excellent writing skills, preferably of technical content
• Demonstrated technical interest and aptitude
o Comfortable conducting research and asking questions to understand technical material
o Ability to learn new ideas quickly
o Strong interest in and comfort with technical subject matter
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Persistence and initiative to learn
• Ability to work effectively in a group environment
• English Language Competency: Ability to clearly and concisely communicate in English (verbal and written) so that persons you work with can understand you clearly, particularly in technical conversation.

To apply, visit the following website: Application deadline is 4/26/2013.

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