The Department of English offers a variety of internships that allow students to gain experience in fields related to the major. 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:
Pre-requisite ENGL 3100, with a grade of C or higher
The English major internship is available to English majors on the Literature and Writing tracks. This course allows students to earn course credit for experiential learning in their chosen field. While the Department of English offers several internship opportunities (see above), students can choose to intern for a company or organization of their choosing, but students are ultimately responsible for finding their own internship placements. The Department of English and the Office of Career Services will offer assistance in locating internships when possible.
In order to enroll in ENGL 4000, students must complete the Internship Learning Agreement and get approval from the Chair of the Department of English. Students will then be required to meet with their site supervisor to agree upon the learning objectives and the specific activities to be performed in accordance with the learning objectives. Near the end of the semester of the internship, site supervisors will make a letter grade recommendation to the instructor for ENGL 4000.
Internships are not normally paid, but a small stiped (at the site supervisor's discretion) is not prohibited.
Because ENGL 4000 is also a credit-bearing course, students will also meet the requirements of the course syllabus, posted at the beginning of the semester. Normally, the requirements are as follows:
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Lamb, (678) 466-4706 or Dr. Jennifer Parrott, (678) 466-4748.