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Graduate Students

Each spring, we hire the graduate students who will join us in the following academic year. Grad coaches are classified as teaching assistants; they work 15-20 hours per week. Being a graduate writing coach is a wonderful opportunity to teach in a new context and develop new skills for working with student writers. Read on for more information!


Our undergraduate coaches prepare for their work by taking a three credit hour class, English 402, that is offered only in the spring. After completing the course, they apply; hiring decisions are made over the summer. Undergraduate coaches work 8-12 hours per week. If you’re interested in coaching but not sure you’re a writing expert, good news: you don’t need to be! You can learn more here.

Job Seekers

Unfortunately, the Writing Center rarely has openings for professional staff, either full-time or part-time. If we are hiring, the available position will be posted on UNC’s main Human Resources employment page (we’ll also mention it here). Only currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill students can work as coaches—no exceptions.


The Writing Center does not offer volunteer opportunities.

Take an inside look at the Writing Center: Coaching at the Writing Center

It’s so exciting to see students think through their writing process and have their ideas just come out and shine.Carlie