English Department Internships

Get hands-on experience and jumpstart your career

Our Indianapolis location gives students access to a wealth of internship opportunities. As an intern, you will work with diverse populations of clients, mentees, readers, and patrons and receive the satisfaction of performing meaningful work for a company or organization. Internships provide you with the opportunity to earn credit while gaining hands-on experience, learning new skills, and applying the skills learned in your college courses.

Worth the Pursuit

Our internships offer satisfying, hands-on work which provides the opportunity to work in diverse settings and serve a wide range of audiences. We also help students prepare for graduate school and a wide variety of careers. Participating in an internship will allow you to explore fulfilling positions and prepare you for your future work environment.

  • Apply skills learned in the classroom
  • Learn new skills
  • Evaluate personal, academic, and professional goals
  • Work with diverse populations
  • Explore various career opportunities before committing to them
  • Prove the ability to perform at the professional level
  • Make valuable contacts in the professional world
  • Earn course credit or Capstone credit


  • Pursue a degree in English
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours of college courses to earn course credit
  • Have completed approximately 90 credit hours of college courses to earn Capstone credit
  • Secure an internship position with a campus or community organization, business, or non-profit: A minimum of 90% of the position duties must be research, writing, editing, fact checking, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, or a combination of those tasks. If you are unsure about whether a position may qualify, contact the English Department Internship Coordinator.
  • Work a required number of hours based on the number of credits to be earned: 50 hours for a 1-credit internship (generally about 3 hours per week for 15 weeks, W398), 100 hours for a 2-credit internship (generally about 6 hours per week for 15 weeks, W398), 150 hours for a 3-credit internship (generally 10 hours per week for 15 weeks, E398)
  • Fill out an internship application form and have the employer complete an employer agreement form
  • Submit the internship application and employer agreement forms to the English Department Internship Coordinator for approval
  • Register for the course after receiving approval from the English Department Internship Coordinator
  • Pay for the course
  • Complete the internship in the semester(s) for which it has been approved
*Please note that no more than six internship credits can be counted toward your degree.

Where to Look

We happily provide a number of outlets where you may access information about internships. Internship postings can be found:

For more information, contact:

Hannah Haas
Internship Coordinator
Cavanaugh Hall, Room 504Q
(317) 278-8582

Application Deadlines

Internship application and employer agreement forms are due to the Internship Coordinator before the end of the first week of classes in a given semester. However, students who are hired for internship positions after the first week in a semester may still be eligible to apply for credit. Please contact internship coordinator, Hannah Haas to apply.

Internship Forms