Internship Opportunities

Internships let students combine academic study with practical, applied experience relevant to their education and career plans. You will find English department interns in a number of settings: from publications and communications, to education and government agencies, to museums, law offices, and many kinds of businesses. Internships also serve to link the University and its classrooms to the community at large.

Sample Internship Possibilities (a few of many):

  • Work at the Nevada State Archives, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities
  • Work on making texts accessible to the visually or hearing impaired
  • Teach writing in a school or assisted-living home
  • Write or edit newsletters for a business or organization
  • Intern in a law office, or the Nevada State Legislature
  • Sit on an editorial board, or work for a press or publisher
  • Learn and use desktop publishing programs to produce publishable content
  • Write press releases, product information, brochures, manuals, or user instructions
  • Write and edit articles or other content for newspapers and magazines
  • Work in public relations, marketing, or legal affairs

Talk to faculty about their ideas for internships, and watch the various bulletin boards and email announcements on campus. Our internship coordinator can offer assistance to students who wish to apply for internships.

Eligibility

Internships for upper-division credit in ENG 498A are available to qualified senior undergraduate English majors and minors. Students may earn three credits for English 498A during the fall, spring, or summer semester, by working a total of 135 hours (that's nine hours per week for a 15-week semester, more for the shorter summer semester).  No more than three credits can be earned for English 498A, i.e., you can only take it once.

Students should contact the internships coordinator directly via email at the same time they are applying directly to an employer for an internship. Once a student has been offered an internship, she or he should contact the internship coordinator at the email address below. The coordinator will interview the student and discuss responsibilities and obligations. Faculty also may also refer students to the coordinator or propose an internship. All internship application paperwork and initial meetings must be completed by the first week of classes.

For more information, contact English Department internship coordinator David Fenimore at fenimore@unr.edu.