The Department of English offers a variety of internships that allow students to gain experience in fields related to the major, including:
In each internship, students have the opportunity to work closely with the supervising faculty member while learning the processes, conventions, software and skills relevant to the specified field. Details about each internship can be found below:
Textbook Publishing: This internship takes place in the Spring semester. Interns work with Dr. Ali, the director of First Year Writing, to produce Connections, the First-Year Writing textbook used in English 1101 and 1102 at Clayton State. For more information contact, Dr. Khalilah Ali.
Literary Publishing: This internship is offered in the Spring semester. Toward the end of the Fall semester, interns work with Dr. Byrd to gather submissions and discuss the selection process for inclusion in Cygnet, Clayton State's literary journal. In the Spring, interns work on editing, layout, production, and distribution of the journal. For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Byrd.
Print Media: This internship is offered in the Fall semester. The intern works with faculty members to help create the annual English Department newsletter, which is distributed to local libraries, high schools, and community centers. Interns write copy, interview new faculty members, and work on the print and digital layout. For more information, contact Dr. Gregory McNamara.
Social Media: This internship is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters and is available to both online and on-campus students. Interns work with Dr. Parrott to research trends in social media, regularly update the Department's social media accounts, and contribute to a blog about issues related to the discipline of English and the experience of majoring in English. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Parrott.
Tutoring: This internship is offered in the Fall semester and offers interns the opportunity to work on special projects for The Writers' Studio. Interns work closely with Dr. Klein to develop and execute their projects while gaining knowledge and experience about tutoring and operating a writing center. For more information, contact Dr. Sipai Klein.
Internship Learning Agreement