Students majoring or double-majoring in either the Writing or the Liberal Arts
tracks, as well as students minoring in English, have the opportunity to complete
one or more internships during their junior and senior years. Internships may
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 English 461.
- For 12-15 hours of work a week as an intern in a second position, students
earn three additional hours of credit in English 462.
- For 24 hours of work a week as an intern, students earn six hours credit
in English 461 and English 462.
- Students must have junior or senior status.
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or better.
- Students must have the approval of the Internship Coordinator.
- Students must arrange their course roster to allow for either a day and
a half 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
Preregistration and Registration for Internships:
- 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.
- Students should preregister and register for internships during the normal
rostering periods in 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 term begins.