Internships

In an April 2013 survey conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, employers emphasized their desire to hire employees with a combination of a liberal arts education and some form of applied learning, such as internships and/or research.  78% of employers interviewed stated that completing an internship or community-based field project would greatly contribute to an individual's success in the workplace.

The English Undergraduate Studies Office supports our students’ efforts to increase their success after college by sponsoring numerous internships for academic credit. These classes are opportunities for our undergraduate students to apply the skills developed in class towards projects and experiences in a workplace setting. They are also chances for exploration of career and vocational interests: from legislative and state politics with the MGA internship, to research in the digital humanities with the Dickinson or MITH internships, there are a variety of fields students can explore before determining their future career.

Students can find a variety of resources about internship options in the links below:

Have you found an unpaid internship and are concerned about affording it?  The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.  Click here for more details.