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Being an English major means you are gaining the skills to go into a wide variety of career paths. As an English major, you can succeed in a variety of careers because the skills you gain are invaluable and transferrable to a variety of contexts. These skills include effective written and oral communications, understanding different perspectives, imaginative vision, critical and creative thinking, and research skills and experience.

Internships are one way that students gain experience in different careers and workplaces and form professional connections that will help them succeed after graduation. In fact, many companies and organizations seek out UD English majors for internships because they know how diverse their talents and strengths are.

In addition to the information on this page, learn more about journalism internships on that program's site too. 

Internships for Credit

English majors have many marketable skills, and those skills can lead to many different career paths. Internships are designed to help students think about those career options and acquire experience that will help them as they begin their careers while earning course credit. Here are the English Department's internship options:

English 464

English 464 provides an opportunity for students to receive credit for gaining practical, professional, hands-on work experience related to their English degree. Previous internships have included work in hospitals, publishing houses, and on-campus opportunities. ENGL464 is supervised by the English department internship coordinator and the on-site internship supervisor. ENGL464 counts towards capstone credit. In order to be eligible, you must

  • be of junior or senior standing,
  • have your internship approved by department internship coordinator before beginning it,
  • complete your internship during either the fall, spring, or summer semester, and
  • earn 3 credit hours for the internship.

English 469

This internship is an opportunity for students to devote themselves to a topic related to their field of study by working alongside a faculty member. This may be done through work experience (much like ENGL464 above), an independent research project, or as a research assistant for a larger field project such as working in a museum or creating a website. ENGL469 counts as a Discovery Learning Experience credit. In order to be eligible, you must

  • be of junior or senior standing,
  • have your internship approved by the faculty supervisor, and
  • earn 1–3 credits for the internship.

Please contact Ms. Susan Donley or Professor Jessica Edwards to discuss these options.

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  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361