Internships in English

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Nancy Easterlin, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 504-280-6384

Students can earn 3 hrs. of 4000-level English internship credit for employment in writing, editing, or teaching.   Students must work for 120 hrs. total (approx. 8 hrs/week for 15 weeks) and submit a final portfolio that includes a work log, final report, and work samples.  Most internships do not pay but offer good experience, training, and references. Some require previous coursework or experience, but many do not.  They are a great way to discover how you can use your English major after graduation.

Examples of internships that students have recently completed:

  • Research, compiling media reports, and writing press releases at the public relations firm The Earhardt Group
  • Researching, interviewing, and production with CNN’s “In America” unit in New York
  • Assisting in the investigative reporting unit at WDSU
  • Writing, editing, and graphic and layout design at Where Y’At magazine
  • Teaching writing at Lusher Elementary
  • Teaching reading and poetry with a local homeschooling organization
  • Tutoring young New Orleans creative writers with Big Class.
  • Writing press releases and doing research for the College of Liberal Arts Public Relations Office
  • Writing articles, book reviews, columns, and movie reviews for the student newspaper, The Driftwood
  • Reviewing submitted manuscripts and proofreading at Pelican Publishing
  • Editing, writing features, researching, and interviewing at the Black Collegian magazine

Check the English Department Moodle site for current internship opportunities.