ENGL388P - Writing Internship: Preprofessional Writing Skills Internship

This course supports students placed in professional writing, editing and research internships in law offices, publishing houses, media outlets, government and nonprofit agencies, etc. Students can research available internships through the English Department listserv or book of solicitations; they can also find their own internships. Acceptable internships will require a minimum time commitment of 140 hours per semester, with 50 percent of that time devoted to writing, research and editing activities. Other requirements for course enrollment include a 2.5 GPA, successful completion of Professional Writing (Junior English) and a complete course application packet. Course assignments include daily log-keeping, several 2-4 page formal reports, and a final portfolio. Interns acquire professional skills and experience, develop networks, and explore career possibilities. For more information make an appointment with Jennifer Dunsmore at (301) 405-3758 or e-mail her at dunsmore@umd.edu. Application forms are available in 1128 Tawes Hall.


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