Careers & Internships
Department of English Internship Program
The Internship Program through the Department of English provides students with the opportunity to combine classroom learning and productive work experience in fields you may be interested in pursuing after graduation. A typical internship lasts for the duration of a semester, with a minimum of ten and a maximum of twenty hours per week. Students are required to register for school credit hours. During the course of their internship, students will be expected to produce a portfolio of their writing and other appropriate work, which will both warrant academic credit and be of value to the sponsoring company or non-profit organization. The English Internship Program requires that you complete an application available at the English Department front desk (3500 LNCO).
Watch for Opportunities from the Career & Professiona Development Center
The Career & Professional Development Center Internship Program is also an opportunity to work in companies or organizations while earning credit, gaining valuable experience, and, for most of the jobs, getting paid. To receive credit, students are required to create goals, submit weekly assignments, turn in supervisor evaluations, and write a final paper regarding the experience.
The Career & Professional Development Center has a team of friendly and professionally trained coaches that are here to help you maximize your potential by guiding you in imagining what it is you want to do and helping you craft a plan to achieve those goals. Check out their bios to learn about their diverse coaching focuses and backgrounds to find a coach that best meets your needs! After choosing one or more jobs, you'll meet with a coach to create a resume and applying for the position. Your advisor will guide you and your employer through the necessary steps to receive credit; however, if you use the Career & Professional Development Center for your internship, you are not obligated to register for credit.
Students are responsible for choosing a job, interviewing, and meeting with an internship advisor before, during, and after their employment. Job descriptions are posted in the Career & Professional Development office. In addition to the posted jobs, you have the option of creating an internship opportunity using a current job or activity. Please note that many jobs may not directly relate to your skills and experience as an English major. Look carefully at job descriptions to find the "career factor." In other words, look for new skills and experiences you can glean from the duties that may assist you in your career search.