Internship (ENGL388W) Information

All undergraduates who want to become tutors in the Writing Center must apply to and complete ENGL 388W, a Writing Center internship course geared toward training new tutors. Interns attend a weekly class and tutor six hours each week in the Writing Center.

Earn four hours of upper-level elective credit by participating in an internship where you will

  • enhance your own writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills through training and experience
  • read, discuss, and write about the writing process and tutoring
  • explore tutoring techniques through a variety of activities
  • tutor students in the Writing Center to help them improve their writing

This internship offers you

  • an opportunity to increase your knowledge about writing and become a better writer
  • the satisfaction of helping others improve their writing

Students in ALL majors are invited to apply.  To qualify, you should

  • enjoy working with and helping other people
  • possess good written and oral communication skills
  • have good academic standing

You can apply by submitting the internship application form and required materials. If you have questions or would like more information, please call (301) 405-3785, email us at, or stop by the Writing Center.