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, is always willing to meet with students to discuss on-campus and local internship opportunities. Several of these places have contacted her personally looking for an intern.
What are you waiting for? Read further to learn more about English majors who currently have internships.
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Carla Kungl | DHC 007 | (717) 477-1716 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Knepper is currently an intern at Nori Media Group and she sat down with us to tell us about her responsibilities. Part of her interview is transcribed below.
Q: After getting the internship, what are some of your duties?
A: I’ve been doing research for my supervisor regarding how to use google drive for businesses, we’ve been really focused on translation services for some of the books because Nori Media Group is trying to reach an international audience. I’ve done some copyright work which involves applying for copyright for the books to protect the rights of the author. And also back cover copywriting for summaries on the back of the books which involves creative writing.
Q: Who would you say is the audience for the Nori Media Group?
A: Predominantly what they publish is religious and spiritual texts but they also have self-help books so anyone who is interested in bettering themselves whether that be spiritually or economically or in relationships or anything like that.
Q: What would you say to students looking to get involved in the publishing field or in an internship much like yours?
A: For anyone who wants an internship like mine, have a very positive attitude towards everything, say yes to every opportunity, don’t ever turn anything down, always look for more opportunities to learn and grow. For the field, just look for ways to make sure you can highlight your skills in order to show how you’re indispensable to the company and also ask a lot of questions. This way, you can build your skills beyond the internship
Q: Closing remarks?
A: I’ve had a great experience so far in the Nori Media Group and I would recommend them to anyone who would want to apply because it’s been a super helpful atmosphere and it’s been really great to get exposure in publishing, editing, and the market that goes into it. I think this internship would be a really great opportunity for any English major or minor.
Thanks Alex for sitting down with us!
Student Intern Testimonials
Anne Long is a Social Media Intern for WebpageFX, a digital marketing company based in Harrisburg. Her duties include creating post copy and curating content for social media; utilizing digital management applications; copyediting content calendars for clients; and creating custom digital imagery, content, and blog posts. Anne credits these skills and abilities to her Technical Writing class, her background in grammar, and all of her English classes where she has honed her writing skills and attention to details through crafting analytical research papers. Anne enjoys how this position allows her to connect with new forms of communication and writing that serve vast audiences and to show just how many industries can use an English major.
Haley Krause is an intern for the Center for Land Use and Sustainability on campus. Her duties range from working with InDesign to design flyers and promotional materials, managing social media accounts, and designing the format and writing content for their annual report. Her completion of Technical Writing I & II can be attributed to the success of her internship thus far with the extensive knowledge she is utilizing. The most interesting aspect of this internship for Haley is learning how a STEM field can be interdisciplinary in nature.
For information regarding internships, please direct your questions here:
Dr. Carla Kungl
Associate Professor of English
Office: DHC 007
Phone: (717) 477-1716