Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Internships

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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.

The writing department offers a three credit course, WR 402, during the fall and spring semesters, which requires 120 hours of work at your site and 30 hours in the online class. To be considered for the permission only internship program and to enroll in this credited internship course, you must be a junior or senior writing major, minor, double-major or interdisciplinary major. Please contact Dr. Andrea Leary for further consideration.  To begin the process, you will need the follow for Dr. Leary to review:

  • Current resume
  • Professional cover letter
  • Two to three writing samples prepared (in case your internship asks for them)

Plan on meeting with Dr. Leary at least one semester prior to the semester in which you plan to take the course. Ideally this meeting should take place within the first two to three weeks of the semester (although it can be later), in order to give plenty of time to apply and secure an internship.

You may take WR 402 twice if you find that you would like to take a second, different internship. The first will count as a writing requirement. The second will not count as a writing requirement--you can take it as a general elective.

You should begin planning your internship in your sophomore or junior year so that you have enough time to work it into your schedule and so that you can find an organization that fits your needs and interests. 

If you have questions about the internship program, you may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrea Leary (410-617-5392). For more information, visit the Internship FAQs page. Please visit the Loyola Career Center Internship page for general information about internship programs at Loyola. Download the Writing Internship Brochure in PDF here.

Internship Partner List

Non-Profits

  • Young Audiences Arts for Learning
  • Community Law in Action
  • GEDCO/CARES
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • The Arc Baltimore
  • Strong City Baltimore
  • Mission Partners
  • Maryland Non-Profits
  • Enoch Pratt Library
  • Community Law in Action
  • Maryland Public Television

Publications

  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Baltimore City Paper
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Girl's Life Magazine
  • Bancroft Publishing
  • Baltimore Review
  • Mason Dixon ARRIVE magazine (Stone House Publishing)
  • Free State Review
  • Smartish Pace magazine
  • Style magazine
  • The Catholic Review

For-Profits

  • DoublePositive Marketing
  • CMS4i
  • Mayer Law
  • The Ivy Hotel
  • City Life Community Builders

Marketing and Advertising

  • DoublePositive Marketing
  • Goodwill Industries

Please note that this is a partial list. Please contact Dr. Andrea Leary, the Internship Coordinator, for a complete list.

Lucas Southworth
Faculty

Lucas Southworth

This associate professor of writing encourages students to think of themselves as a community of artists

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