Students majoring, or double-majoring, or minoring in English have the opportunity to complete one or more internships during their junior and senior years. Internships can open the door for students to a permanent career by supplementing their courses with a part-time position in the world of work.
- For 12-15 hours of work a week as an intern, students earn three hours credit in ENG 461.
- For 12-15 hours of work a week as an intern in a second position, students earn three additional hours of credit in ENG 462.
- For 24 hours of work a week as an intern, students earn six hours credit in English 461 and ENG 462.
- Students must have at least junior status.
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or better overall and in English.
- Students must have the approval of the Internship Coordinator.
- Students must arrange their course roster to allow for at least either two full days or three afternoons a week without classes for onsite work as an intern, and also to allow time to make arrangements to commute to and from the site of their internship
- Placement in an internship can come about in several ways.
- Students may make initial contacts through the annual Internship and Co-op Fairs sponsored by the Career Planning and Placement Service.
- Students may, after consultation with the Internship Coordinator, arrange their own placements.
- Students may see the Internship Coordinator, who maintains a file of internship opportunities, for placement.
Preregistration and Registration for Internships:
- Students should preregister and register for internships during the normal registration periods for the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
- As a rule, for the Fall and Spring semesters, students should preregister for six courses, rather than five, with the internship as the sixth course, to be assured of a full roster when the semester begins.