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    Internships

    The Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone experience for both undergraduate and graduate students provides a venue (a professional internship) for students to apply the skills and knowledge that they have acquired during their training as PWE majors. The experience is a culmination of student undergraduate or graduate work that also prepares them for further work in academic and non-academic environments.

    ENGL 491A: Professional Field Experience

    English 491A is the capstone course for the PWE undergraduate concentration. It is the companion course to the internship experience. Download a sample syllabus or a distance learning version on the Internship Documents and Forms page. The internship is not required for the undergraduate PWE minor.

    Students should begin their search for an internship in advance of the semester they intend to enroll in ENGL 491A. Students are encouraged, but not required, to work with the internship coordinator on finding an internship suitable to their needs and on establishing contact with an internship sponsor. Students are welcome to seek out other on-campus, local, and national internships, as long as they are professional writing-intensive. The internship coordinator must approve all internships.

    All internships require an internship agreement form that describes—to the best of the student’s ability—the work to be completed over the course of the internship as well as an estimated schedule for that work. The student, the internship site supervisor, and the capstone instructor should all sign this document. The site supervisor should also complete evaluation forms at mid-semester and end-of-semester, which should be sent directly to the instructor.

    For additional information, please contact Jill Woods.

    ENGL 610: Professional Writing Internship

    English 610 is the capstone course for the MA in PWE. It is the companion course to the internship experience. Download a sample syllabus on the Internship Documents and Forms page. Graduate students may elect to write a thesis instead of taking ENGL 610.

    Students should begin their search for an internship in advance of the semester they intend to enroll in ENGL 610. Students are encouraged, but not required, to work with the internship coordinator on finding an internship suitable to their needs and on establishing contact with an internship sponsor. Students are welcome to seek out other on-campus, local, and national internships, as long as they are professional writing-intensive. The internship coordinator must approve all internships.

    All internships require an internship agreement form that describes—to the best of the student’s ability—the work to be completed over the course of the internship as well as an estimated schedule for that work. The student, the internship site supervisor, and the capstone instructor should all sign this document. The site supervisor should also complete evaluation forms at mid-semester and end-of-semester, which should be sent directly to the instructor.

    For additional information, please contact Brian Ballentine.