ENGL381 - MGA Legislative Seminar

Six credits, three of which can count towards the English major. Students intern for a legislator or a committee at the state legislature, acting as legislative aides or communications assistants. This pre-professional writing skills internship, in addition to enhancing writing skills, provides resume experience in government relations, public policy, pre-law, and public service. Interns work 2 and one-half days a week for the entire 13-week legislative session, from early January until early April, including over spring break. They write bi-weekly reports on the internship and analyze a session bill as public policy. Interns have gone on to careers in the law, lobbying, government service, public relations careers, not-for-profit public service agencies. Pre-requisite: ENGL 381 and a 3.0 GPA. $600 stipend. Students apply in the spring for a place in ENGL 381, the preparatory writing seminar. Application details are available in 1128 Tawes Hall or on the Web: http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/undergraduate/internships/mga

Also offered as HONR368A.


Permission of the department.