The English department internship program fosters the development of
valuable workplace skills and experiences while combining coursework and writing
abilities. During the internship, students synthesize course and work experiences
through progress reports, class discussion, instructor conferences, and a final paper. We have myriad internships arranged with a variety of local, regional, and national organizations and businesses in the following fields:

  • Technical Writing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Publishing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising

Interning for Credit

The English Department maintains an English Internship Program (English 449 for undergraduates and English 749 for graduate students) that places students in a participating local company. English 449 can be taken for a maximum of four credits each semester and retaken for a total of nine credits. Internships may be taken for credit during the fall and spring semesters as well as the summer.


Internship placements range from small companies such as Woodland Pattern Book Center and Outpost Exchange, to larger companies such as RedPrairie and Johnson Controls. The amount and diversity of participating companies and organizations allows for students to tailor the internship experience to specific career goals. Students may also propose their own placement and should speak with the coordinator to discuss this possibility.

Internship Coordinator

For further information, contact the Coordinator of the Internship Program in Professional Writing, Professor Lane Hall.