"Dr. Katz's internship writing class was a great chance to gain first-hand experience in a career field I wanted to explore. Furthermore, the class requirements including resume writing and mock interviews very much prepared me for the professional world." --Carley Miller, '12, former intern with Safari Professionals
For Prospective Interns
Are you not yet sure of what you want to do or what kinds of opportunities are available to you in the writing and editing fields? Or do you know what you want to do, but need to get some on-the-job training? The English Department Internship Program can offer you assistance in reaching or defining your career goals.
On this site you will find resources for creating and fine-tuning your resume and cover letter, as well as interviewing, and tips for success as an intern. If you are interested in applying to the program, be sure to look at the requirements and the application process, as well as rights and responsibilities you will have as an intern. Browse the list of participating organizations to see which ones you might be interested in doing an internship with through the program.
The classroom part of the internship (ENG 350), which is taught by the internship coordinator, is a seminar where you will talk about what you are experiencing in the workplace. The opportunity to discuss these experiences can help you to understand what you are going through and how to handle unusual situations.
You will also read and reflect on assigned articles related to workplace issues, learn from invited speakers from a variety of professions, develop jo search skills, participate in a mock interview, and produce a portfolio of your best work.
Journalism Section of ENG 350
Students who are editors for any student media including Agromeck, Nubian Message, WKNC 88.1 or Technician may use that position as their internship experience during their time as an editor. Editors enrolling in ENG350 must attend class and complete all of the academic assignments to earn credit.
English majors and minors who are accepted into the program and complete their first internship have the opportunity to do a second internship for credit. You can find more information on the Second Internship page of this site.