An internship is an on- or off-campus training position in which students use the skills they have gained as English majors in a practical work environment as a way to enhance their employment opportunities after graduation. Examples of past organizations students have held internship positions with are, among others, publications like Alabama Heritage and the University’s Alumni Magazine, the Tuscaloosa Public Defender’s Office, and the Office of Marketing and Communications at the College of Continuing Studies.
During the semester in which the internship will be held, students should be second-semester junior or senior English majors with a 3.00 grade point average. Interns should work approximately 10 hours a week.
Students who want to pursue an internship should contact the director of undergraduate studies for more information. Approval must be received before the internship begins.