Internships provide students opportunities for experience in a wide range of workplace settings. English majors are encouraged to participate in an internship experience, while students enrolled in our Technical/Professional Writing Programs are required to complete an internship.


Internship opportunities are available with a variety of corporate, non-profit, and government agencies. The best strategy is to search for “internship” through the Hire-a-Niner website. However, you may also find your own site and have the Internship Coordinator approve your choice.

Approach the internship search just as you would a job search, with a clear idea of the kind of language-based work you would like to do. Prepare your resume. Request an interview.

For internship information, please contact:

Dr. Greg Wickliff, Associate Professor
Phone: 704-687-0617
UNC Charlotte
Fretwell 290H
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Frequently asked questions give answers to questions most asked, including how to apply for an internship and how to choose a location. Additional information can be obtained from the Internship Coordinator.

English interns have worked in a wide variety of on-site and virtual settings, including work in:

  • Creative Development
  • Website Development
  • Magazine Internships
  • Newspaper Internships
  • Technical Writing & Copyediting
  • Technology & Graphic Design
  • New Media & Broadcasting
  • Judicial & Legal internships
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Cultural, Art, and Social Services Non-Profits
  • Creative Development & Marketing
  • Social Media and Publishing


“I just wanted to let you know that at the end of the day today, Greater Media (the company that operates WBT-1110 and 107.9 the Link) offered me a job in the promotions department! Of course I took it. I’ll be working with promotions part-time in the office and at events that the Link and WBT sponsor. Just thought you might like to know that my internship work this summer earned some immediate results!” – Della Cuthbertson, English major

“I would just like you thank you for this opportunity. I learned so much during my time at the court. If not for this program, I would not have known about this opportunity to help both my student and professional career. This internship helped guide me to new ideas about the future and what directions I may take. Now I can focus on my next big task at hand, finding a job. Again, thank you for allowing me to participate in this program.” – Andrew Henson, English major

“Since I was a kid I had always wanted to work as a writer for my favorite local publication, Creative Loafing. I recently was able to do just that, as an intern through the English Department. It was a dream come true for me, and it only got better when they asked me to stay on as a contributing writer after my internship ended.” – Victoria Creasy, English major