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Technical Writer Intern - Summer 2022

National Instruments Corporation
Austin, TX 78701
  • Job Code
    3671
  • Jobs Rated
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Please Note: NI does NOT petition for H-1B status from student visas for full-time Technical Writer hires, thus cannot accept candidates for this intern position who is on a student visa and have Curriculum Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), or academic training.

Technical writing interns work with product teams in the Research and Development organization. Potential projects include creating product documentation in print and electronic format, rewriting content to fit the DITA model, editing product documentation, 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
  • Required skills

  • Pursuing bachelor's degree or higher in Technical Communications, English, Journalism, or another 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
  • Comfortable conducting research and asking questions to understand technical material

  • Ability to learn new ideas quickly

  • Strong interest in and comfort with technical subject matter

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Persistence and initiative to learn

  • Demonstrating inclusive behavior in building relationships and understanding the value of Diversity

  • Ability to work effectively in a group environment
  • Prefer experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Prior work experience and/or extracurricular activities with a focus on writing or editing; for example, working as a writing tutor or writing for a student newspaper.

  • Prefer experience writing or editing content with the technical subject matter.

  • Coursework in mathematics and/or science
  • Prefer knowledge of computer programming basics and/or completion of some computer science/programming coursework

  • Experience with a markup language, such as HTML or XML
  • Successfully completing one or more Technical Writing Intern positions may lead to an offer for a rewarding, full-time technical writing position.

    Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • 2 Original Writing Samples
  • Each sample should be 500-1,000 words in length, and at least one sample should be a technical procedure. For example, you might submit a how-to document for completing a task in your favourite software application. The samples may be excerpts from larger works but should be complete enough to stand on their own.
  • Why NI?

    There are many reasons to consider joining a company. Key among them are the people, the ideas, and the technology. At NI, we believe in the power and potential of connecting the three to create a path to success.

    The people : We're looking for curious and creative problem solvers who value diversity and fresh perspectives, are bold and kind, and willing to take chances.

    The ideas : What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you want to program robots? Build flying cars? Leave the world better than you found it? At NI, we build on the big ideas of big dreamers to make their visions a reality.

    The technology : With our tailored, software-connected approach, we support our customers through all phases of the product development cycle. From 5G and medical innovations to autonomous driving and the future of space travel, we help our customers Engineer Ambitiously every day.

    We've long been globally recognized as a top employer. Our compensation and benefits are very competitive, as are our modern workspaces, career development and mobility opportunities, and a culture that fosters belonging and emphasizes community giving. We encourage our teammates to challenge the status quo and collaborate with one another to build innovative solutions.

    No matter your career path, we're here for you, for each other, and for the next generation of innovators who think bigger, aim higher, and go faster.

    Are you up for the challenge of helping shape humanity for the next 100 years? If so, let's get started, and let's Engineer Ambitiously together.

    NI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.Technical writing interns work with product teams in the Research and Development organization. Potential projects include creating product documentation in print and electronic format, rewriting content to fit the DITA model, editing product documentation, and testing NI documentation with their respective NI products.





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