- 1. Who can take an English co-op/internship?
- You must be at least a sophomore English major.
If you have a B average in your English courses, you may take the co-op internship for major credit, which means that three of the credits from the internship may be applied towards English major electives.
If you do not have a B average, you can still take an internship for free electives.
Any full-time member of the English Department may supervise your internship.
- 2. When are internships offered?
- Internships are available for the duration of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Part-time internships (20 hours a week) usually carry four credits and full-time internships carry eight credits.
- 3. How do I begin the process and find an internship?
- Contact the CHSS Career Development office and read about the co-op and internship process. Download the MS Word Document that details the process.
- 4. Can I develop my own internship?
- Yes, but in order for you to receive credit, the internship must be approved by the English Department. You also must go through the process above to enroll in a co-op English course.
If you have found an internship online or through connections you might have, the employer will have to write a letter detailing the duties and tasks you will be responsible for during the internship and must complete a Student Developed Position form. The English Department co-op advisor will meet with you to discuss the internship. We want to ensure that the position provides a true learning experience.
- 5. Why should I take an internship?
- There are many answers to this question including:
– getting a head start on your career and building marketability
– helping to sort out what kind of career you might want
– gaining industry-specific skills
– building your resume
– networking for future job searches
– understanding your own strengths and interests
– developing professional work habits.
- 6. What kinds of jobs do English interns get?
- Some of our recent internships have included such varied positions as:
– Editorial Intern at People magazine
– Copy Desk Assistant at The Star Ledger
– Public Affairs Intern at MTV, Creative Services Intern at MTV
– Corporate Communications Intern at Prudential Financial
– Editorial Assistant at Woman First magazine
– Editorial Intern at PBS
– Cub Reporter at The Herald News
– Intern at Xanga.com:The Blogging Community
– Web Intern at Marvel Comics
– Mobile web intern at Comedy Central
– Publicity Intern at Sony Music
– Editorial Intern at Oxygen Network
– Intern at Dan Rather Reports, NBC News…and many more
For any other questions, meet with the CHSS Career Director or contact Dr. Patricia Matthew (firstname.lastname@example.org)