ENG350 Professional Internships

Students in the English Department's Internship Program are participating in a two-part process: 1) a practicum of 120 hours with a corporation, non-profit, or government agency and 2) a weekly seminar course. ENG350 is the seminar course, which is directed toward designing employment application materials, developing a portfolio of professional work or relevant research paper, considering a variety of career options, and reading literature on workplace socialization. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site. Modest liability insurance fee required.

The course will introduce students to representatives from local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. These individuals will come to class to talk with students about careers within their various areas and provide suggestions for preparing for such careers.

Students will meet in class once per week to discuss assigned readings, interact with guest speakers, and learn job search skills.

ENG350 uses the S/U grading method. Students in ENG350 earn a grade of S for attending class regularly, completing all academic assignments (including discussion board participation) competently, fulfilling the 120-hour workplace commitment, and receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation from the employer.

Students in ENG350 earn a grade of U for two or more unexcused absences from class, failure to complete all academic assignments or to complete them with an appropriate level of competence, or failure to complete the 120-hour workplace commitment.

An unsatisfactory performance evaluation from a supervisor would be reviewed by the instructor, but would not in itself be sufficient for an unsatisfactory grade for the course.