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Internships in English


Internship in Editing and Publishing

Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as editorial interns for Victorian Studies, a scholarly journal that publishes articles dealing with nineteenth-century British culture. Two interns will be selected for the Spring semester. Students who serve as interns will be responsible primarily for submissions to Victorian Studies: corresponding with outside readers, keeping track of the flow of manuscripts, writing rejection letters. Interns also gain some experience in the actual production of the journal including proof-reading, editing, and compiling some sections. An intern is expected to work a total of approximately 120 hours that equals about eight hours per week in the spring 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 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 in serving, 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 previous experience in journalism or publishing, your course work in English, and your reasons for being interested in the internship. Please also list your class standing, campus address, email address, telephone number, and student ID number. The final selection of interns will be made by the editors of Victorian Studies. Further information is available through the Victorian Studies office (Ballantine 338, 855-9533,