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Internships in English


Internship in Writing, Editing and Publishing

Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as writing and editorial interns in the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Communications and Marketing. Interns must meet with the College's director of communications and marketing once per week and submit all assignments in a timely fashion, meeting agreed-upon deadlines. All stories submitted will become the property of IU and the IU College of Arts and Sciences, to be used in any print or electronic media. The intern will receive credit lines for all stories used in print publications.

A major part of the intern's responsibilities will be to research and write short pieces for use on the College's website. Assignments will include: alumni profiles for the Notable Alumni web page; donor profiles for the Dean's Club and Presidents Circle pages; news releases for College and IU uses; short feature articles for THE COLLEGE magazine or for the recruiting magazine and the recruiting micro-site; suggesting student-interest stories for the recruiting magazine and the recruiting micro-site. Often, the intern will be required to interact with alumni and donors and must be capable of presenting themselves in a professional manner.

An intern is expected to work a total of approximately 120 hours — that equals eight hours per week per term — and is eligible for up to three hours of course credit in English L498. An intern is 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. In the letter you should mention any previous experience in journalism or publishing, your course work in English, your reasons for being interested in the internship, and any experience with computers, software, and web design.