Department of English at Illinois State University

English Studies Internships

internshipYou can earn elective credit toward fulfillment of senior hours in English while gaining professional work experience through the English Studies Internship program. Internship credit can also fulfill other elective requirements toward graduation. Discuss what would work in your own case with your English Department Academic Advisor.

Internships are available in such fields as technical writing, publishing, editing, public relations, broadcasting, law, and library science. You can list internship experience on your resume under work experience. To qualify for an internship you must be at least a junior majoring or minoring in English. It's best to begin planning for an internship at least a semester in advance.

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 in the semester.



Information about the minimum qualifications you must meet in order to take an English Studies Internship, the requirements of the Internship Program, and the number of hours you must work for each credit.

Learn more about internship requirements.

How to Begin

This page describes the process of working with the English Department Internship Director to secure an internship and includes links to the forms that you will need to complete.

Learn more about how to begin the internship process.


Past Internships

Curious about where students have gotten internships? This page has the following information:

  • Types of internships.
  • Places where people have secured internships
  • An extensive collection of stories about past students' internship experiences.

Learn more about past internships.

For more information

Dr. James Kalmbach
Internship Director
421A Stevenson Hall
(309) 438-7846
Contact Dr. Kalmbach