No other undergraduate major can match English for versatility in the job market. An English degree will serve you in many different careers. But you know this already. What’s the next step? An internship!

Whether you want to pursue a career in law, medicine, sales, management, advertising, public relations, publishing, editing, entertainment, technical writing, or creative writing – an internship is a great way to connect what happens in the classroom with the work world.

Internships also let you try out future careers and really discover what it is that you want to do. Plus, it’s great to enter the job market with experience!

Most students complete internships during their junior and/or senior years, or during the summer. You must be at least a rising junior to do an internship. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required. Internships usually earn credit hours, but some internships are paying. You can choose to do more than one internship.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Cheryl Coleman, English Department Internship Coordinator, at 434.544.8898, email: or contact Career Services.

I interned for Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), a nationwide, nonprofit, education, advocacy, and outreach organization that also provides shelter for victims of domestic violence. My English skills, such as writing and analyzing information, provided me with an advantage when working with victims. I was able to complete tasks assigned to me so effectively that the organization offered me a position after graduation.
Caroline Bailey '13