English Internships - How to get Started

As soon as you feel qualified and at least one semester before you want to serve an internship, make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, Shanan Ballam, RWST 410.

To set up an appointment, contact Shanan Ballam.

Russ Beck

Russ Beck

Senior Lecturer (he/him/his)

(435) 797-8837
Logan (RWST 310D)

Bring a current resume with you to discuss possible opportunities.

Many students create their own internship or find a job that qualifies for internship credit. If you have a job now that you think might qualify for internship credit check with Shanan for approval. You may sign up for more than one internship during your time at USU. English 4900 internship credits take the place of your elective credits and you can earn up to 15 credits.

Check with Shanan to make sure you are on the English major’s email list to receive immediate notification when an internship opportunity comes available. In addition, check the student employment board, and sign up with Career Services for their current job and internship announcements.

Minimum Requirements

  • 75 credits or proven expertise in technical/professional writing or other writing/editing skills
  • 2.5 GPA (3.0 in English)
  • Resume and writing sample
  • Basic core classes in your emphasis
  • English 3400 and 3410 required for professional and technical writing majors.

InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are becoming almost essential if you want to find an internship in editing and publishing. English 3400, 3410, 4400 (Editing), 4410 (Document Design) or even 5420 (Publication Production) are open to all English majors.