Qualified students can enrich their liberal arts education and apply their skills as English majors in areas in which they may choose to pursue a career. The following internships are offered for credit:
- EN 090 English Internships (50 Hours, 1 credit)
Internships give students an opportunity for hands-on experience in career fields such as publishing, public relations, advertising, journalism, and law. Students must document at least 50 hours of work at the internship site over the course of the semester and will be periodically evaluated by their supervisor(s). Note: does not count toward the 120-credit graduation requirement.
- EN 097 English Internships in Public Schools and EN 098 English Internships in Private Schools (150 hours, 3 credits)
These courses enable students to learn about teaching English in either private or public middle and high schools. Students must document at least 150 hours of work at the internship site over the course of the semester (approx. 10 hours per week). Interns work closely with a mentor who is an experienced teacher, under the supervision of the chair of the school’s English department and in close association with the department's internships coordinator.
- EN 099 English Internships (150 hours, 3 credits)
Internships in publishing, public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, grant-writing, technical writing, law, and government give students intensive, hands-on experience. Students must document at least 150 hours of work at the internship site over the course of the semester (approx. 10 hours per week).
An intern works closely with the English department's internship coordinator to design a course during which the student learns skills and approaches specific to one enterprise, including teaching, publishing, the law, journalism, advertising, public relations, and nonprofit organizations.
Internships may be paid or unpaid, though most are unpaid. Students should contact the department's internship coordinator well before registration for the semester in which the internship will take place. While the internship coordinator can provide information about some internship opportunities, students are also encouraged to consult the Career Center (DeChiaro College Center, Ground Floor, West Wing, 410-617-2232), which maintains several substantial databases of internships, including "Hounds For Hire," which also contains information about positions available throughout the United States.
Students wishing to obtain a summer internship for credit should register for EN 090. The following courses are not offered during the summer: EN 097, EN098, and EN 099.
Dr. Jean Lee Cole