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Thanks to a network of connections decades in the making, students majoring or minoring in English have some fabulous opportunities for on-the-job learning that allows them to synthesize and apply what they’ve learned in their coursework. Our interns work at businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Chippewa Valley, resulting in valuable professional experience that sets our graduates apart.
Naomi Hobbs, Silicon Graphics intern, 2016“This internship has been pivotal to my future career. I got to find out what working in a technological field felt like on a day-to-day basis.”
Step 1: Attend the internship information meeting (usually held during the seventh week of each semester) OR click here to read through the current information booklet, which has directions for how to apply and internship position descriptions.
Step 2: Read through the booklet and note internship opportunities that interest you. If you do not see an internship described that you would like to participate in, you can still create your own internship by contacting organizations/agencies you wish to work with and creating your own “custom” internship. Contact the Writing Internship Director for more information regarding the internship program.
Step 3: Prepare your application materials as directed by the instructions included in the internship information booklet and submit them by the stated deadline.
Contact Internship Coordinator at the Career Services Office. They will help you locate, apply for, and receive credit for a summer internship.
Receiving Credit (Engl 498)
When you have been offered and accepted an internship, please contact the Writing Internship Director and complete the eForm for English Internships.
Each internship position is different. While some focus on writing text, other internships focus more on gathering information, editing text, and design and layout. You may apply for the positions that interest you most or you can work with the Internship Director to create a customized, writing-intensive internship.
Who can apply for a writing internship?
Any student who is majoring or minoring in English may apply regardless of emphasis. There are no GPA requirements. However, some internships require prerequisite courses.
How often should I plan to work?
Depending on the internship, you may work anywhere from 5 to 15 hours per week. Not all internships require you to work on-site.
What skills do interns possess?
Most students who apply for a writing internship are placed at a site. Some sites hire more than one intern depending on the number of applicants.
Am I limited to one internship opportunity?
No; you may apply for internships as many semesters as you want and are welcome to accept more than one position for the same semester. However, there is a limit on the number of course credits you can earn.
Alexander Berry, UW-Eau Claire-Extension intern, 2016“It feels amazing to be able to apply the skills you learn in school to an actual position in an organization.”
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