IT Technical Writer Intern

US - Remote Ref #8166 15-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.


This team typically works out of the Carlsbad office location. If you are offered a full-time opportunity after the internship concludes, you may be required to relocate in the future. Please consider your interest in this location for future opportunities when you apply.

Job Responsibilities:

As an IT Technical Writer Intern, you will work closely with the IT Technical Writer to support the IT communications strategy that includes email communications, announcements, and other communication mediums. You will also work collaboratively with SMEs, project managers, and other stakeholders to produce quick start guides, Knowledge Base articles, Wiki content, procedures, FAQs, policies, and other end-user documentation for a variety of software and browser-based applications. You will also need experience implementing and applying internal style guides and templates when crafting documentation as well as demonstrating the understanding of style, grammar, spelling, usage, audience, and purpose.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Technical Writing, or a related field
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to simplify sophisticated topics into easy-to-read documentation for multiple audience types
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders


  • Familiar with Confluence, SharePoint, Acrobat Pro, Publisher, and Visio
  • Familiar with Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with Mac systems
  • Willing and able to provide effective training sessions in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


Base Compensation Range*:

32000 - 60000 USD

*Estimated range for the state of Colorado only. Ranges for other states may vary.

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Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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