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English Internships

Starting in Spring 2019, juniors and seniors are eligible to earn credit toward an English major or minor with an on-site work placement while enrolled in a weekly seminar. An internship in a for-profit company, non-profit organization, government agency, or on-campus unit will allow you to:

  • gain practical experience,
  • explore career options,
  • build your professional portfolio, and
  • connect your academic interests to the world outside the classroom.

English Internships

What counts as an internship?

Any on-site work or volunteer experience of at least 120 total hours, with responsibilities related to writing, analysis, research, and/or project management. English students nationally have pursued internships in fields such as publishing, technical writing, journalism, usability/user experience, literacy volunteering, law, public relations, marketing, and the arts.

What does the course cover?
The course will meet once a week to discuss your experiences and regular reading assignments. It will prepare you to navigate organizational culture, build a portfolio, and connect your skills and interests to a new worksite.

What should I do next?
Interested students should:

  • Sign up for three credits of ENGL496: Field Experience with Rebecca Weaver-Hightower in Spring 2019.
  • Look for an internship by applying to established internships or asking organizations if they’re interested in taking on an intern.

We can help! To discuss options, contact Dr. Daniel Kenzie ( or Dr. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower ( We are in touch with potential sites and available to help you identify opportunities to apply for.



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