You don't have to register for English 401 or 402 in order to get an internship. Internships that do not carry university credit but that can be enormously rewarding are available all over the United States and even abroad. They can give you practical experience, contacts for future employment, and an impressive entry for your resumé. The library at Career Services (#1 EUC) contains a large collection of books and files on internships. You might check through these resources to see what's available and what seems attractive to you.
The advantage of English 401 and 402 is that you can do an internship and get university credit. Because of limited resources, we accept only a few students into the courses, but we welcome your application. In the past, students have done internships at The Greensboro News and Record, The Greensboro Review, and Allosaurus Publishing. However, other organizations might offer equally valuable opportunities. The Center for Career Services offers extensive resources about finding an internship. See the Career Services Center website for more information.
When contacting an organization, ask whether they have an internship program or whether you can speak to someone about internships. You should ask if they are accepting interns for the period during which you would like to work. Ask them about the specifics of the work you would be doing; your tasks as an intern should both use and further train your skills in journalism. A specific large project, lasting the duration of your internship, is ideal. On your application, indicate the organization(s) with which you would like to intern and the nature of your duties there. You may also set up internships with companies not on this list. Your choice of organization needs to be approved by the Internship Coordinator or the English Department's Undergraduate Studies Committee.
(A call for applications will be sent out February/March of each year.)
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