Frequently Asked Questions



What departments can I apply for? What are each department’s responsibilities?

You can apply to work in SPARK’s Editorial, Creative, Design, or Business Department. More information on department responsibilities will be released in July 2022.


How can I apply for SPARK?

SPARK opens staff applications for its fall season in August and its spring season in January. We do not accept new staff members at any point during the active season. You can follow our social media pages or check back here for a link to the application.


Can I hold more than one position?

Yes. We allow all applicants the opportunity to apply for up to three positions. However, if accepted, a staff member will only be allowed to hold up to two positions. It is at the discretion of our leadership team to decide where a potential staff member will be of most value to the SPARK team at large.


I’m not a student at The University of Texas. Can I still apply?

We currently only accept registered undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.


Do I need editorial experience to qualify for SPARK?

No. Editorial experience is not a disqualifier, nor do we require that our staff members be of a certain degree or major of study. However, we do highly recommend that applicants independently seek field experiences outside of SPARK to elevate both their applications and personal portfolios.
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