A Foot in the Door
Qualified English undergraduate and graduate students are offered for-credit opportunities to explore possible career paths before graduation. The English Department boasts an excellent array of rigorous, professional, and intriguing internships. Internship areas include – but are by no means limited to – supervised college teaching; community literacy; teaching English as second/foreign language; editing and publishing; grant-writing and research; online course development and editing; and public education.
A wide variety of experience is possible: designing web sites, writing articles and book reviews, teaching students in literacy programs, writing and editing newsletters and brochures for non-profit agencies, etc. You may generate your own position in a field of interest, or you may pursue established local, regional, or national internship opportunities. We expect that at least 80% of your duties will be directly related to your degree work and career objectives.
Real World Experience
Explore Career Options
Build Relationships with Mentors
Skill & Confidence Building
Benefits of an Internship
"Overall, I really enjoyed my internship. I enjoyed proofing the articles and learned a lot about tech, startups, and business to business applications that will be advantageous in my future job search. Paired with a European cultural experience and traveling on the weekends, this internship was a great way gain work experience while taking advantage of a wonderful education abroad opportunity.”
~Ellie Mulder, English Literature Major
Reporting Internship, Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs, Colorado, Summer 2015
“This internship was by far the most important thing I’ve done when it comes to my career. For the first time, I was able to experience the day-to-day newsroom environment and what it is like to produce regular content each day, and instead of feeling exhausted, I was inspired, excited and exhilarated. This internship definitely confirmed that this is exactly the kind of work I want to do.”
~Ian Bagley, BA English: Creative Writing, Backpacker Magazine Editorial Internship