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Career and Internship Resources

English majors may earn academic credit for many different kinds of internships. The English Department offers ENGL 4840: Internship in Literary Media for students interested in internships including but not limited to publishing, editing, and arts administration. For students pursuing internships in teaching literature and/or writing at either the college or secondary level, there is ENGL 4841: Internship in Teaching and Pedagogy. Work may include developing curriculum, lecturing, conducting discussion, tutoring students, and helping to assess student work. In ENGL 4842: Internship in Technical and Professional Communication, English majors may earn academic credit for internships in business, technical, scientific, and non-profit venues. ENGL 4844: Internship in Library or Museum Studies is for those interested in interning in libraries or museums. And ENGL 4845S: College in Prison Internship gives students the opportunity to work with incarcerated students. All of the internships are available in 1 credit hour versions and 3 credit hour versions. 

If you have questions about finding and applying for internships, or getting English Department credit for the internship you did find, make an appointment with Professor Lasek-White, English Department faculty member and the Career and Internship Coordinator for the Humanities:

Internships are available with the UGA Press, the GA Review, the UGA Museum of Art, UGA's Writing Intensive Program, and the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, among many others. Students have also interned with a variety of different magazines and small businesses.

Students are responsible for arranging an internship in conjunction with the Internship and Career Coordinator for the Humanities and an on-site internship supervisor.

More information on finding internships

Information on receiving Experiential Learning credit for your internship.

To earn 1 English credit hour for your internship, click here.

To earn 3 English credit hours for your internship, click here.


English Department Professionalization Resources

Along with literature, writing, and creative writing classes, the English Department offers several classes each year that can help students develop professional skills.

These classes include:

ENGL 3590W: Technical and Professional Communication

Writing in the professional domains, with an emphasis on research methods, clear and accurate presentation of ideas and data, and computer-mediated communication.

Generally taught by Dr. Robinson, Dr. Alexander, or Dr. Steger

ENGL 3850S: Writing and Community

Study of how writing functions in the formation and maintenance of communities and the role of written communication in addressing community needs and concerns.

Generally taught by Dr. Davis

ENGL 3851S: Writing for Social Justice: The Prison Writing Project

Study of writing as transformative practice in incarcerated education programs and the role that democratic access to higher education plays in self and societal awareness. Students collaborate to create open access course materials/scholarship exchange with incarcerated learning communities.

Generally taught by Dr. Young

ENGL 4001: Careers for English Majors

A one credit class will build a bridge between all of the skills you have developed during your time at UGA and the professional world that awaits you upon graduation. Students will research the types of entry-level jobs for which English majors are competitive, explore the role and importance of teamwork in the professional world, and will complete an employment project in which students apply for an actual job.  This is a good class for students preparing to graduate or students interested in procuring internships over the summer.

Generally taught in the spring semester by Professor Lasek-White

ENGL 4080: Language and Complex Systems

Introduction to the study and theory of language as it is actually used by people in speech and writing. Regional and social language variation and variation in text corpora will both be considered, as will the relationship of language variation to language change.

Generally taught by Dr. Kretzschmar

ENGL 4805: Editing and Publishing

Students will learn about the publishing industry--including its structure and economics--and will practice some of the varied tasks performed by editors, from copy-editing and critique to thinking about larger issues such as audiences, markets, formats, and media.

Generally taught by Dr. Maa but has also been taught by Dr. McCaskill and Dr. Iyengar

ENGL 4826: Style: Language, Genre, Cognition

Study of the patterns of literary style, including language and literary stylistics, genre, and cognition and perception.

Generally taught by Dr. Kreuter or Dr. Kretzschmar

ENGL 4830W: Advanced Studies in Writing

Advanced study of writing as process and product, focusing on particular discourse situations or kinds of texts. Topics might typically be advanced technical communication, academic writing for literary scholars, or text and hypertext.

Generally taught by Dr. King

ENGL 4832W: Writing for the Web

Theory and practice of the process of writing for the World Wide Web.

Generally taught by Dr. Davis

ENGL 4837W: Digital Storytelling

An introduction to the study and practice of narrative within digital environments. Students will work independently and collaboratively to analyze and create digital stories. At the end of the semester, students will participate in a Digital Story Showcase to share their work with a public audience.

Generally taught by Dr. Harding

ENGL 4885: Introduction to Humanities Computing

A general introduction to the use of computers in humanistic study. Students will be exposed to the theoretical literature of humanities computing and to several specific techniques popular among computing humanists. Students will also be expected to generate critical work and to complete a web-based project.

Generally taught by Dr. Kretzschmar

ENGL 4892: Literature in the Archives

Advanced studies in archival research within the context of literary study. Depending on the instructor, the course may concentrate on the original production and circulation of literature, the letters and papers of specific writers, the historical contexts of a literary period, and/or editorial practices.

Generally taught by Dr. Camp

ENGL 4912S: Writing Center Theory and Practice

A survey of important topics in writing center theory, with regular seminar-style discussion of how these theories work in our writing center tutoring practice.

Generally taught by Dr. Hallman Martini

Career Resources

There are several resources available for students who are approaching graduation and thinking about the job market.

If you’re unsure of what career you’d like to pursue, or you’re unsure of how to start your job search, make an appointment with Professor Lasek-White, Internship and Career Coordinator for the Humanities:

The UGA Career Center has a variety of career resources. 

Two to check out specifically include:

Arch Ready Sessions, a series of free workshops hosted by the Career Center, that cover everything from Building Your Professional Brand Online, to Negotiating Salaries, to Finding Job Ads to Apply For.

The UGA Mentorship Program, which allows UGA students to connect with professionals, many of whom are UGA alumni, for informational interviews or one-on-one mentoring.

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