Internships in English
AFRICA TODAY, Summer & Fall 2015
Internship in Editing and Publishing
Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as editorial interns for Africa Today, a quarterly journal that publishes articles dealing with contemporary African culture, society, and politics. Africa Today is located at the offices of the African Studies Program (Woodburn Hall). One person will be selected for the summer 2015 term and one for the fall 2015 term. The student who serves as an intern will be involved in keeping track of the flow of manuscripts submitted and books received; corresponding with authors, outside readers, and book reviewers; and editing accepted manuscripts. The intern also will assist in compiling some sections of the journal. An intern is expected to work a total of approximately 120 hours — that equals eight hours per week in the fall semester, for instance — and is eligible for up to three hours of course credit in English L498. The intern is also eligible to apply for a modest grant from the Honors College.
To be eligible for this internship, you must have a College and major GPA of 3.0 or better and must have 12 credits in English at the 200-level or above, including L202 or L260. If you are interested, send a sample of academic writing and a letter of application to Ed Comentale, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, Ballantine Hall 442, by the deadline specified below. The writing sample may be a paper written for a course. In the letter you should mention any relevant experience in journalism or publishing, your coursework in English, and your reasons for being interested in the internship. Knowledge of word-processing (Word and/or WordPerfect) is preferred but not required. Include level of typing proficiency in your letter of application. Please also list your class standing, campus address, telephone number, student ID number, and the names of one or two professors as references. The final selection of interns will be made by the editors of Africa Today.
DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015.