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.
In an internship, you will:
- 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.
- 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
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)
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. Betsy Bowen, Internship Coordinator
Department of English, DMH 105