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Technical Writing Intern

Company Overview

UniKey is a technology innovator focused on access control. UniKey's proprietary Touch-To-Open® technology can be easily integrated into lock or code systems making your smartphone your key. This technology affords secure access by simply touching your lock without removing your phone from pocket or purse. UniKey serves the mass market by licensing technology, and works in partnership with trusted market leading companies, including Kwikset for residential door applications in North America.

Job Summary

UniKey is seeking an outstanding student aspiring to become a technical writer to work in a hands-on, paid internship. The Technical Writing Intern will work with cross-functional teams in the Product Department on internal product specification documents, technical manuals, and other customer documentation. UniKey internships are ideal for individuals looking to experience a different challenge each day, see the inner workings of a growing company, and embrace a higher level of responsibility and accountability. We are looking for people who take pride in their work and have the energy and desire to make a significant impact in a small, fast-growing company.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Analyzes specifications; designs, develops, writes, verifies and produces documentation for a variety of material, including technical and end-user documentation, such as customer requirements, technical specifications, and controlled information (e.g. assembly procedures, technical manuals)
  • Researches and transforms complex technical concepts, specifications, and procedures into user-oriented information for non-technical and technical audiences
  • Ensures technical documentation is accurate, complete, and meets editorial standards for spelling, grammar, paragraph structure, document formatting, and defining technical requirements in written format
  • Evaluates existing documentation for adherence to standards and recommends changes
  • Tracks and fixes documentation deficiencies
  • Performs other additional duties as assigned or required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written documents and reports
  • Ability to effectively present information in written, verbal, and presentation form
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve problems - assess a situation, gather data, analyze the data, propose a solution
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent grammar, clerical and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program focused on Technical Communications, English, Journalism or other major with technical writing emphasis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Benefits and Perks

  • Casual work environment
  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • Game room
  • Catered lunches once a week
  • Yoga, massages, wellness lunch and learns every month

Note: This is a paid position.

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