Current Internship Opportunities

The English Department Internship Program is designed to help students enrich their education, give them practical experience, prepare them for prospective employment and earn credit toward their degrees. Every semester English majors and minors work as interns on campus, in the local businesses, and companies along the Wasatch Front.

The benefits from internships cannot be overstated. In many fields of study an internship is rapidly becoming an essential, often required, part of the educational process. Career experts can't stress enough the value of internships and how they can lead to great jobs. Employers are looking for more than good grades and the right credentials; they prefer employees who have had experience in the real world of work and see internships as a real differentiator, a symbol of maturity and competence.

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.

To set up an appointment, contact Shanan Ballam at 

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.

Some businesses that are often hiring:

Future House Publishing

Book Jobs

Space Dynamics Lab

The Family Place


The American West Heritage Center

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hyrum City Museum

USU Special Collections and Archives

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Utah Public Radio

USU Museum of Anthropology

Get Started

Internship coordinators help students prepare themselves for these career building opportunities. If you haven't before, please read through our guide on how to get started.

How to get started

Program Internship Coordinator

first-year writing
Internship Coordinator
Shanan Ballam

Shanan Ballam

Senior Lecturer (she/her/hers)

(435) 797-3697

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