The VCU Department of English encourages students to earn academic credit while gaining experience applying communication skills—such as research, writing, editing, and teaching—in a variety of settings.  English majors who have successfully completed one or more of the following courses are eligible to apply: ENGL 302 Legal Writing; ENGL 303 Writing in the Workplace; ENGL 304 Advanced Writing; or ENGL/MGMT 327 Business and Technical Report Writing.  Students from any department who are completing the Minor in Writing are also encouraged to consider an internship.

Work involving any of the following, or similar, activities would be appropriate for an English Internship: 

Newsletters, manuals, arts administration, in-house or trade publications, literary/arts publications, news releases, business writing and editing, advertising, public relations writing, legal writing and editing, technical writing and editing, library or online research, report preparation, or general editing.
Ideally, the intern will do research, writing, and/or editing for at least one project that will be published in some fashion, in order to demonstrate his or her professional communication skills.  

A student may also enter into an internship over the course of which he or she will teach language and/or writing skills.

For a three-credit internship:
-10 hours weekly
-14 weeks in coordination with Fall or Spring academic semester,
or the equivalent, e.g., a summer job involving fewer weeks but more hours weekly.
One- or two-credit internships involving fewer hours are also possible.

For the necessary paperwork/application to receive course credit please contact Dale Smith.

To set up an appointment to discuss possible internship opportunities, contact Dale as well.