Hudson Valley Writing Project

Apprenticeship Applications
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Learn by doing as an apprentice with the Hudson Valley Writing Project either in an area classroom or during our summer Young Writers Programs.

Gain experience teaching writing. Working alongside HVWP master teachers, you will be a lesson planner, writer, teacher, and writing coach. You will learn about the writing process by helping young writers "generate," and "publish." During the summer, each weeklong program ends with a Celebration of Writing in which students read writing from the group's anthology for family members and friends.

Practice collaborative planning and reflection. Each day, you will be part of a team reviewing and making teaching adjustments before the young writers arrive and after they leave. Summer apprentices will join HVWP teachers for a pre-program orientation, a school visit, and a post-program meeting to talk about what worked and ideas for improving future programs.

Fieldwork Apprenticeships are available for candidates seeking credit, including as an alternative placement for Fieldwork I & II or Field Experience I & II at SUNY New Paltz. 

Applications are being accepted now.

We will begin to contact candidates in late-November to arrange interviews in December. Placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
For fieldwork apprenticeships for college credit with our summer Young Writers Programs (YWP), please complete our online application.

Please note: Earning undergraduate or graduate-level credit and field "hours" at SUNY New Paltz involves completing additional assignments and observing an HVWP teacher in a “regular” school setting during the academic year (5-6 hours). Talk to your advisor to see if you can earn credit (e.g. Adolescent Education Field Experience I or II, TESOL Education, or Elementary Education, Field Experience 3). This is a co-requisite with SED453.
For high school students or non-SUNY New Paltz college students seeking a summer internship in our Youth Writing Programs, please click here.