An internship is an on- or off-campus training position in which students apply the skills they have gained as English majors in the classroom to a practical work environment. These positions enhance student employment opportunities after graduation. Examples of past organizations in which our students have held internship positions are, among others, publications like Alabama Heritage and the University’s Alumni Magazine, the University of Alabama Press, the Tuscaloosa Public Defender’s Office, and the Office of Marketing and Communications at the College of Continuing Studies. Newer offerings through the department, beginning in Fall 2023, include internships with Historic Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa City Schools’ New Heights Community Resource Center.
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.