English - Internships


English internships are designed to provide you with on-the-job training in areas related to the English major and minor. An internship provides a continuous period of on-the-job experience in professional settings, accompanied by on-campus workshops and assignments related to workplace writing. These experiences can provide you with new skills and insights, new ways to think about your classes, a collection of writing samples, professional references, three academic credits toward your English major or minor, and perhaps contacts for future employment. 

Internship opportunities are available in journalism, public relations, business writing, publishing, and other areas. Several of our internships support community projects related to social justice initiatives. You are not limited to the internships listed below; you are encouraged to propose an internship that fits your needs and interest. 

Take a look at the recap of our 2014 internships

In an internship, you will: cas_eng_student1

  • Use the knowledge and skills you have gained in English courses in a professional setting
  • Develop the “soft skills” needed in the workplace
  • Have opportunities for reflection, critique, and social engagement
  • Engage with government, non-profit, and private sector entities on behalf of the Department of English and the University.

Internship Requirements

  • Be a senior or junior English major or minor
  • Have at least a 2.8 overall Quality Point Average
  • Have the Internship Application Form (Independent Study Form) approved by the faculty advisor and by the Chair of the Department

Internships in the Fairfield Area cas_eng_student3

City of Bridgeport Internship Program, Bridgeport CT

Center for Women and Families, Bridgeport CT

Connecticut Post, Bridgeport CT

Images and Details, New Canaan

Moffly Media, Westport CT

‌Morris Media, Ridgefield CT

New Haven Register, New Haven CT

Prosek Partners, Fairfield CT

Webster Bank Arena/Harbor Yard, Bridgeport CT

WWE, Stamford CT 

Internships in New York City 

Hearst Publications (Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Esquire, Redbook)

Overlook Press

Rizzoli Publications 

For additional opportunities, check Ed2010 (magazine internships), bookjobs.com (publishing), and mediabistro (social media internships). 

Summer Internships cas_eng_student2

A limited number of students may choose to do internships for credit during the summer.  Additional tuition is charged. 

For more information about our internship program, please contact:
Dr. Lei Xie, Internship Coordinator
Department of English, DMH 107

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