Loyola’s Writing Department internship program helps students develop valuable professional skills combined with an academic experience aimed at cultivating their abilities as writers and rhetoricians. An internship will hone your interpersonal and professional communication skills, while giving you a glimpse into how writers and editors work in the business, non-profit, and academic worlds.
If you have questions about the internship program, you may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen Brizee (410-617-2550). For more information, visit the Internship FAQs page. Please visit the Loyola Career Center Internship page for general information about internship programs at Loyola.
The Writing Department offers two options for internships: the 1-credit course, which is offered year-round, and the 3-credit course, which is offered during fall semesters. To be considered for the internship program and to enroll in credited internship courses, please email PDFs of the following documents to the internship coordinator, Dr. Allen Brizee:
Available Intern Positions
- Your current, formal résumé (please use the Purdue OWL's resources to help you complete your document)
- A brief essay (300-600 words) about your internship and how it fits into your education/career goals and how you think you can contribute to the internship organization’s needs
- 3-5 writing samples including a short abstract for each (please use the Purdue OWL's resources to help you complete your abstract)
- Your graduation audit
MTA Community Workforce Program
Position Description: The MTA has internships for students from diverse majors. The MTA’s Community Workforce Program is offering internships that will allow students to: Get an opportunity to establish a network of professionals in their chosen career field; receive internship credit (depending on the students institution); receive free public transit on MTA light-rail, bus, metro; obtain valuable work experience in desirable job market; build a great résumé.
Please feel free to contact the MTA’s Office of Community Workforce Programs for a list of the available internships that are offered within the MTA Internship Program. Although these are unpaid positions, these opportunities open the doors for greater experiences and opportunities in the future. Download the pdf for more internship program details.
Contact: Send résumés and questions to Internship@mta.maryland.gov. Mailing address: Office of Community Workforce Programs, Community Workforce Coordinator, 6 St. Paul St. 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Office: 410-767-3356.
Position Description: Communications/Marketing Intern. The Communications/Marketing Intern provides a range of writing, editing and project management support to the ABET communication/marketing department. Media releases, short articles for ABET publications, copy for the ABET website and some routine correspondence are included. The position is also involved in the development and implementation of plans aimed at assuring that ABET communications are distributed and received by targeted audiences both within and outside of the organization.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
Contact: Chuck Hickman (email@example.com) or download their PDF for more information.
Girls' Life Magazine
Position Description: Girls' Life magazine provides internship opportunities for those interested in learning about magazine and online publishing. Whether you’re seeking course credits or looking for personal enrichment and experience, Girls' Life offers a unique way for students to get a firsthand glimpse into the publishing world.
Contact: Jessica D’Argenio Waller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download their PDF for more information.
Baltimore City Paper
Position Description: Unpaid, for-credit. Interns are responsible for fact-checking all the articles published in the City Paper - from features, to Murder Ink, to music listing. They also help to maintain our online calendar, which involves some data entry. In the process, they work hand-in-hand with our editorial staff and our writers, and they also become very familiar with events, clubs, and other goings-on in Baltimore. Interns also contribute to City Paper's blogs. Other writing opportunities are abundant, but they are typically assigned to the intern who lobbies for him/herself.
Contact: The spring semester internship runs between January and May, and students can apply by sending Jenn Ladd, Associate Editor (email@example.com) a brief cover letter, your résumé, and 2-3 writing samples (preferably published work; no poetry, please). The internship must be for credit, and we have a 120-hour minimum policy. Interns usually work 10 hours a week (two five-hour days).
Stone House Publishing
Position Description: Fall and spring internships are offered for credit or on a non-paid basis for those students looking for experience in the publishing business. Stone House publishes two magazines: Mason-Dixon ARRIVE and I95 Business.
Contact: Executive Editor Greg Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download their PDF for more information.
Comprehensive Internship Partner List
- Enoch Pratt Free Library
- Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Students Sharing Coalition
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- The Maryland Wineries Association
- The Baltimore Sun
- The Baltimore City Paper
- Baltimore magazine
- Baltimore Review
- Mason Dixon ARRIVE magazine (Stone House Publishing)
- I95 Business (Stone House Publishing)
- Smartis Pace magazine
- Style magazine
- D. Hodgson Associates private investigators
- Media Two Advertising
- MTA Community Workforce
- Loyola's Institute on Migration, Culture, and Ministry
- Loyola Writing Center
- Modern Master's Reading Series