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 (daniel.p.kenzie@ndsu.edu) or Dr. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (r.weaverhightower@ndsu.edu). We are in touch with potential sites and available to help you identify opportunities to apply for.



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