ENGLISH INTERNSHIPS - FORMS
According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, internships are applied learning experiences considered high-impact practices that have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. The benefits of doing an internship include:
- Applying what you’re learning in class in a professional setting
- Developing professional networks and exploring career options
- Gaining valuable skills for your resume or graduate school applications
“Employers strongly endorse an emphasis on applied learning and view student work on applied learning projects as valuable preparation for work. Students agree that applied learning projects are valuable.”
English majors participate in multiple types of internships with the common thread that they involve communicating in various ways with diverse audiences.
To qualify for the Internship Program you must meet these requirements:
- Junior/Senior status in an undergraduate English major (any concentration) or minor (any offered by the English Department).
- 15 credit hours completed in English
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or better
- An MA in English or MALS with 15 credit hours completed
- Able to perform professional-level work using skills appropriate for the major or minor
Required ENGL 4410/5410 Coursework
- 120 contact hours for three academic credit hours/240 contact hours for six academic credit hours
- Weekly Canvas posts related to your specific internship and career goals
- Final reflection of work completed
- Three meetings with Internship Coordinator (Fall and Spring only)
- Site supervisor assessment
- Find potential internships:
- Pay attention to e-mails announcing internship opportunities.
- Contact people at an organization to see if an internship is available.
- Discuss available internship opportunities with the Internship Coordinator.
- Search Hire-a-Niner for internships and other employment (for current students and alumni).
- Consult available internships at the University Career Center. (English Department contact: Matthew French).
- Contact Dr. Greg Wickliff for permits and additional information.
- Fill out student application form (linked below) and ask site supervisor to complete site form.
- Return forms to Dr. Wickliff who will give you a permit to register for the class if your internship is approved.
- All internships must be approved by the Internship Coordinator prior to the first day of classes, but please have all material no later than the Wednesday before classes start for Fall, Spring, or Summer Session 1.
For more information contact Dr. Greg Wickliff.
- Weekly Reflections on Canvas
- Final Reflection on Canvas