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English Internship Program and Course


Offered in spring semesters, the English Internship Program (ENG 350 and ENG 522) provides students an opportunity for professional workplace experience and development while receiving college credit. The undergraduate program is open to juniors and seniors in all College of Humanities and Social Sciences majors and minors. 

Student editors for any student media including AgromeckNubian MessageWKNC 88.1 or Technician may use their position as an internship experience during their tenure. Editors enrolling in ENG 350 must attend class and complete all of the academic assignments to earn credit.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Applying for an Internship

Not sure yet want you want to do with your degree? Does your career trajectory require some on-the-job training? The English Department’s Internship Program can help you in defining and reaching goals.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for application to the internship program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  •  Major or minor in a CHASS degree program
  •  Maintain a 3.0 GPA in your major, 2.5 GPA overall
  •  Have junior or senior standing for the semester in which you plan to intern
  •  Able to work 120 hours during the semester (10 hours/week for 12 weeks or 8 hours per week for 16 weeks) plus attend ENG 350 once per week
  •  Have dependable transportation to your internship (if necessary)

Course Requirements

Grades for ENG 350 are pass/fail.

To successfully complete the course with a grade of “S,” you must:

  • Attend class regularly.
  • Complete all academic assignments competently.
  • Fulfill the 120-hour workplace commitment.
  • Receive a satisfactory performance evaluation from the employer.

You will receive a grade of “U” and will not pass the course if you:

  • Have 4 or more unexcused absences from class.
  • Fail to complete all academic assignments or to complete them with an appropriate level of competence.
  • Fail to complete the 120-hour workplace commitment.

An unsatisfactory performance evaluation from a supervisor will be reviewed by the course instructor, and is no guarantee of an unsatisfactory grade in the course.

Participating Organizations

The following organizations have utilized interns from the English program. However, most students pursue internships beyond this list. Use this list as a starting point to find a company or industry in which you would like to gain experience. 


Michelle McMullin
Internship Program Director