Internship In English
EN395 (3 credit hours) EN396 (6 credit hours)
Department of English Internship Committee
Dr. William Walsh, Committee Chair
English Department Coordinator:
JH308D, Phone (317) 940-9293
Purpose: The English faculty strongly suggests that all
majors be provided an opportunity to work in a professional setting
to apply the writing, analytical and interpersonal skills they have
developed through their course work.
In cooperation with the various organizations in Indianapolis,
the internship program places eligible students in positions that
will afford them both work experience and academic credit.
Potential sponsors of English majors as interns include
advertising, public relations, public service, and arts
institutions, as well as governmental agencies.
Student interns employ their skills, establish contacts outside
the university, and gather valuable career experience and
information. Internships can be either paid or unpaid as the
primary purpose of the program is educational rather than
Interns must be degree-seeking juniors and seniors. Internship
opportunities may be obtained from Anne Minnich-Beck in
JH308D. Students send cover letters and resumes to prospective
companies and set-up their own interviews. After being accepted for
an internship position, students are to give the name of the
company and student supervisor to Anne Minnich-Beck. Anne will
then generate a Student/Company/Department of English Internship
contract at the beginning of the internship and will send the
sponsoring company a final student evaluation for completion at the
end of the internship experience.
Academic credit for internships
- Maximum total internship credit = 9 hours.
- Maximum internship credit to be counted toward academic major
or minor = 3 hours.
3 hours credit = 10 hours internship per week for 15 weeks (EN
6 hours credit = 20 hours internship per week for 15 weeks (EN
3 hours credit = 20 hours internship per week for 7 weeks (EN
6 hours credit = 40 hours internship per week for 7 weeks (EN
*Actual schedules will be worked out between the student
intern and the sponsoring agency.
Final grades for internships are based
- Final evaluation from the sponsoring agency.
- Evaluation by the student of skills used and tasks performed
during the internship. This evaluation should be submitted as a
portfolio which contains
- a 6-10 page paper summarizing internship activities, an
evaluation of those activities, and an assessment of the student's
performance as an intern
- descriptions of special projects and
- copies of all significant pieces of work completed such as
letters, articles, programs, etc.
- Review and grading by the English Department's Curriculum
guidelines document in Microsoft Word format.
Additional Internship Information