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Internship in English Studies

English 3312: Internship in English Studies

a female student onsite at a video production internship

"The Internship in English Studies program has been a highlight of my academic career at Texas State. Before this program, I was scared that my English degree would lead me down the road of dead end coffee house jobs, where my only claim to fame would be third place at the local poetry slam (that sounds pretty good). Alas, there is more. I have always dreamed of writing for a living. Because of the Internship in English Studies program, that dream is now a reality. Through the program, I got an internship with a local social media marketing agency. I learned to set goals, act as a professional, and deliver projects on deadline. The company I interned with then hired me, and I am now a professional copywriter. The Internship in English Studies program = Dream Come True."

-Taye Marshall, English Major and Former Intern

Who We Are

The Internship in English Studies enables students to gain practical experience in potential career fields while developing a portfolio of work to present in pursuit of employment or grad school.

Interns gain practical “real world” experience and learn what it means to write, design, and produce documents, films, and other media in non-academic settings.


Student Eligibility

GPA: overall 2.5 and 3.0 in English courses.  

Prerequisites: 60 hours of undergraduate credit and upper level practical course work in technical or professional writing, film writing or production, software documentation, editing, or rhetoric and writing.

Internship Hours:  10 to 20 hours per week for a minimum of 120 hours per semester.  

Course Credit: English 3312: Internship in English Studies, a three credit hour course that meets every two weeks during the internship semester. Students will take English 3312 concurrent with their internships.


How to Apply

1. Attend the English department Internship Orientation and/or meet with the Internship Director.

2. Print and complete the Internship Application.  

3. Meet with your Liberal Arts Academic Advisor.

4. Meet with the department Internship Director for final approval and to review the goals of your internship.

5. Arrange an interview with the employer and, assuming you are accepted for an internship complete the Agency section of the Agreement and return it to the Internship Director.

6. Start your internship!



If you already have an internship:

Fall:  August 1  Spring: Dec 1 Summer: May 1

If you do not have an internship:

Fall: July 1  Spring: Nov 1   Summer: April 1    



Dr. Laura Ellis-Lai



Texas State University Department of English


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