Want to intern at a literary agency, church, a major trade publisher, tutoring center, or a magazine? English majors who wish to pursue careers in literary journalism, free-lance writing, publishing, and writing for web media (professional website design, creative content manager, marketing, blogging) are encouraged to enroll in ENGL 451 Writing Internship. Our English majors recently interned at Orange Coast Magazine, Harper Collins (Los Angeles), hometown newspapers, and television stations.
ENGL 451 * Writing Internship (3 units)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Actual work experience in a business firm as a writer, providing an opportunity for the practical application of student writing skills under direct supervision. Additional reading and writing are required, together with regular meetings with the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
How do I find an internship?
1. Pray specifically about what you envision. How will God use your gifts in this field? What work are you qualified to perform? What experience do you hope to obtain from the internship?
2. Update your resumé and internship cover letter. We recommend that you make an appointment at the Career Services for a resumé & cover letter review session. Students are encouraged to scheduled one-on-one appointments via Lions Link.
3. Research regional postings. Career Services has many suggestions for job search strategies, plus a useful quick sheet. Lions Link is a good starting point, then professional associations within the field, such as the following:
Magazine Publishers of America
Association of American Publishers
Society for Technical Communication
National Council of Teachers of English
American Copy Editors Society
National Newspaper Publishers Association
Writers Guild of America
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
American Medical Writers Association
4. Submit copies of your resumé, cover letter, and application to employers, and wait for responses.
5. Once you choose an internship, ask your academic advisor to provide a letter confirming that you will receive college credit (no wages) for your work experience. If it is a paid internship, you will not receive college credit.
Internship Opportunities for English Majors
Connect Magazine at Calvary Chapel
Marketing & Communication
Erin Hales – email@example.com
Global Engagement & Outreach (GEO)
Kayli Hillebrand – firstname.lastname@example.org