Internships in English
Earn 3 hrs. of 4000-level English credit in an internship that enhances the skills at the core of the major and leads to post-degree employment. Relevant kinds of work include writing for print or digital media, publishing, editing, marketing, radio and television broadcasting, event planning, and teaching. These for-credit, nonpaying internships offer valuable experience, training, and references and are an excellent way to discover how you can use your English major after graduation.
Over the course of the semester, the intern works at least 120 hours (8 hours per week), is supervised both on site and within the English Department, and completes a final portfolio that includes a work log, final report, and work samples.
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