English Department Internship Opportunities
One of the best ways to prepare for your post-graduate career goals is to gain practical work experience through an internship. Internships provide an opportunity for students to learn more about their chosen field and to make valuable connections with professionals.
The English Department offers a variety of internships to English majors and minors. The Internship Coordinator, Dr. Kungl, put together this Internships for 2015-16 listing to help you begin your search. Several of these places have contacted me personally looking for an intern. What are you waiting for?
Read further to learn more about English majors who have had internships during their undergraduate years.
Stephanie Pike is a summer technical writing intern at First Data in Hagerstown, MD where she is working to move writing guides to another system. She also has to edit the documents during the transition. Courses such as Technical Writing, Literary Studies, and Overview in Computer Sciences have helped prepare her for these tasks. Stephanie knew she needed an internship to complete her minor in Technical/Professional Communications, and the experience she would gain from this internship would help prepare her for the job market following graduation.
Jordyn Kahlbaugh was an intern at the Summer Lunch Program where she was responsible for preparing the material for the crafts and day's activities. She also planned and lead some of the activities. Her English/Secondary Education major allowed her to pull from her EDU 290 and ENG 423 courses while working this internship, and she knew a summer intern spent working with kids would be a helpful highlight on her resume. Jordyn was proud to have worked this internship because it allowed her to gain valuable experience within her field and a chance to network. At the end of her internship, Jordyn received a paid job offer as the Summer Lunch Program Assistant Director.
|Samantha Kelsey was an intern at the Shippensburg Public Library. She says her time in EDU 290 helped prepare her for the work she did with the children. The internship allowed her to gain insight into what path to choose after graduation, and she says an internship is the best way to take a "test drive." After her time with the local library, she was hired on permanently as the Youth Services Assistant.|
For information regarding internships, please direct your questions here:
Dr. Carla Kungl
Associate Professor of English
Office: DHC 007
9/17/15: Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
10/15/15: Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
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