Department of English
Adlai E. Stevenson Bldg. 409
Campus Box 4240
Normal, Il 61790-4240
Welcome to the English Department
A degree in English is excellent preparation for a variety of careers. Your work in English will prepare you to write clearly, edit carefully, read critically, think logically, and work with others. An internship in a nonprofit, university, or corporate/industry setting can help you make connections between your work as an English major and the expectations of the workplace (in whatever field interests you) while earning elective credit toward fulfillment of senior hours in English. Internship credit can also fulfill other elective requirements toward graduation.
Discuss what would work in your own case with your English Department Academic Advisor. It's best to begin planning for an internship at least a semester in advance; starting your search a year in advance will give you the best chance of securing the internship you want. To qualify for an internship, you must be at least a junior majoring or minoring in English with a GPA in the major of at least 2.75.
The English Studies Internship: ENG 398 for undergraduates students, ENG 498 for graduates students, is offered every semester, fall, spring, and summer. Internship credit is determined by the number of hours you work onsite in the internship. You can earn 3 to 12 credit hours in a semester, depending on the number of hours you work.
To learn more about Internships, contact the English department's Director of Internships at