English Department Internship Information

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.

Contact the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Kungl to help you begin your search. You can also search for internships through the Career and Community Engagement website. Internships can get you where you need to go. What are you waiting for?

What kinds of internships do current students have?

Anne Long is a fall intern for the Modern Languages Department at Shippensburg University. She has many duties which include assisting with the copywriting and editing of the Journal of Modern Languages (published annually), utilizing her knowledge of MLA format and grammar, as well as formatting conventions and aesthetics. Anne credits these skills and abilities to her Technical Writing class, her work with The Reflector, and all of her English classes where she has produced research papers. Not only is this position increasing Anne's professional experience, but it is also allowing her to connect with work written by renowned authors and professors.

Erica McKinnon was an intern with Dr. Santalucia's "Pizza, Pies, and Poetry" program where she acted as Assistant to the Program Director. She spent her time reciting poem prompts, breaking poems down for participants, and encouraging others to become more in-touch with poetry. She says that the internship was very humbling and allowed her to spend quality time with members of the Shippensburg Community in such a comfortable environment.

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.

Contact Information

For information regarding internships, please direct your questions here:

Dr. Carla Kungl
Associate Professor of English
Director, Technical/Professional
Communications Minor
Office: DHC 007
Phone: (717)477-1716
Email: ctkung@ship.edu