Building careers through professional experience and knowledge
With an English internship, you will apply what you’ve learned about writing and communication in real-world settings. Internships require enrollment in ENG 498, along with the completion of 135 work hours. You must complete the prerequisites and apply for an internship well in advance, so it’s important to plan ahead.
Any English major (including Professional Writing and Liberal Arts) may apply for an internship. Professional Writing minors may also apply. To be ready for workplace writing expectations, you must have earned the following before you begin your internship:
- An overall GPA of 2.33 or higher
- A major or minor GPA of 3.0 or higher
- At least a B in both ENG 305 (Business Writing) and ENG 318 (Technical Communication)
- At least 90 total college credits before the internship starts
Some English internships are paid, but most are not. It depends on the company or organization and the resources available to them. Either way, you will advance your career goals by gaining real-world experience and also earn academic credit by taking ENG 498 while you complete your internship.
Absolutely! If you find your own internship opportunity, contact Dr. Masters to discuss the position and verify that the work goals are appropriate.
Before you apply, talk with your advisor to make sure that an English internship fits with your plan of study. Applications for Summer and Fall are due by March 15, and applications for Spring are due by October 15.
Submit your application to Dr. Masters by the due date with a current resume and a writing sample. You will be enrolled in English 498 and earn academic credit while you complete your internship.
For more information about English internships or the Professional Writing program, contact:
Dr. Christine Masters
Professional Writing Program Coordinator
Founders Hall 102