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Internships in English

Organization of American Historians, Spring 2016

Internship in Editing and Publishing

Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as editorial interns for the Organization of American Historians (OAH). With its national headquarters located on the eastside of the IU campus, the OAH publishes the quarterly OAH Newsletter ( and the OAH Magazine of History ( The OAH Newsletter is a tabloid style publication, averaging 24 to 28 pages, sent each quarter to the organization's membership. The OAH Magazine is a quarterly magazine for history teachers. One person will be selected. Interns working on both publications will gain experience in editing, proofreading, photographic research, and layout and design. An intern is expected to work approximately 120 hours over the term of the appointment and is eligible for up to three hours of course credit in English L498. An intern is also eligible to apply for a modest grant from the Hutton 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, email a sample of academic writing and a letter of application to IU English Internship Program, Department of English, c/o Jody Hays (, by the deadline specified below. The writing sample may be a paper written for a course. In the letter you should mention any previous experience in journalism or publishing, your typing ability, and computer experience, coursework in English and History, and your reasons for being interested in the internship with the OAH. Please also list your class standing, campus address, email address, telephone number and student ID number, and the names of one or two faculty as references. The final selection of interns will be made by the publications staff at the OAH.