INTERNSHIPS FOR ENGLISH MAJORS
Expand Your Plotline
...beyond the classroom.
Internships are a great way to take your chosen career for a test-drive and build up your resume. Apply what you've learned in class and become more engaged in your community. Some opportunities are in-person, some are work from home and/or asynchronous, all in an effort to make internships more accessible.
Internships for Credit
Generally, internships involve about 50 hours of field work for each credit, so about 150 hours for a three-credit internship; this is about 10 hours per week during a regular semester. Possible internship opportunities include:
The UW–Green Bay journal of art and literature is run completely by students with one faculty advisor. We publish a journal every semester to showcase fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry and visual arts of students, faculty, staff, community members and anyone else across the nation and around the world. (3 credits)
The UWGB Creatives are a team of interns dedicated to spreading the good word(s) about the English program to other students, alumni, potential students and the greater community of readers and writers in Northeastern Wisconsin. (3 credits, 3 positions)
Write On, Door County
In Fall 2017, we began a partnership with Write On, Door County, a creative writing, non-profit organization located in Juddville, Wisconsin (southern Door County). Directed by Jerod Santek, Write On runs hundreds of writing-related classes, programs and events for all ages and experience levels. (3 credits, 2-3 Internships)
This position requires attending each class for the selected course, reading student work for clarity and grammar and assisting the professor in leading discussions and facilitating student participation. The actual course number and subject changes by semester. (3 credits)
Off-Campus Internship Opportunities
English majors have also completed many internships with outside organizations, including:
- The NEW Zoo
- Brown County Library
- Brown County Courthouse
- UW-Green Bay Marketing and Communications
- Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review
Get Ready For Your Career
"My time at UWGB prepared me for this career in so many ways. Along with being an English major, I was a Resident Assistant for three years, an office assistant for Phuture Phoenix, and a student leader in Aspiring Educators and Sigma Tau Delta. These experiences helped shape me into a well-rounded person and educator."
Katie Voss '18
English Teacher, Seeds of Health Inc.