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Writing Internships


Supervised internships on campus or in the community allow English Writing students to immerse themselves for 9 or 18 hours each week in a business setting.  Interns help to produce and edit written copy for various audiences, whether employees, customers, clients, the public, or academics.


Eligible English Writing students must have at least junior standing and a 3.0 overall grade point average.  They must have completed EngWrt 0053 and at least 9 additional hours of English Writing or Journalism coursework.


The internship course, EngWrt 1950, can be taken for 3 or 6 hours of credit.  A student will often need to interview with the organization sponsoring the internship, for approval, and he or she must then be signed into the internship course by the Coordinator of Professional Writing.


At the close of the internship, the student must complete a 4-6 page paper in which he or she describes and evaluates the experience.  This paper and supervisor evaluations of the intern are used by the Coordinator to assign a grade of satisfactory (S), unsatisfactory (U), or--in rare cases--honors level distinction (H).


For a list of currently available internships, please contact Dr. Michael Cox, Coordinator of Professional Writing.