English Internship FAQs
Why complete an internship?
Completing an internship gives you realistic experience in the work world. This experience can:
- Confirm your choice of career.
- Help you to define your career goals.
- Practice and sharpen your writing and communication skills.
If you are already working, an internship can prepare you to advance in your field or transition to another field.
When you intern, you will practice locating, applying, and interviewing for a position—and you can make
What opportunities do English majors have to participate in internships?
As an English major, you will participate in at least one internship. During your junior year, you will work with
your faculty advisor to find and complete an internship. You are encouraged to follow up a first internship with
another that expands your experiences. English Education majors will do field work and student teach for their
Where have Mount Mary College English majors interned in the past?
Mount Mary English majors have interned at large corporations, non-profits, and small firms. In recent years,
English majors have been interns at:
- Adoption Resource Center of Wisconsin
- Camp Heartland
- Children’s Hospital
- Culinary Institute of America
- Curative Care Network
- First Stage Milwaukee
- Kalmbach Publishing
- Literary Services of Wisconsin
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- MetroPARENT Magazine
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Milwaukee Zoological Society
- Reiman Readers' Digest Publishing
- Robert W. Baird
- Sheperd Express
Are there alternatives to completing a traditional internship?
Yes, if you already have considerable English or professional writing experience, you may submit a portfolio of
work for evaluation. Your documented experiences may satisfy the internship requirement. A student with
substantial work history who intends to continue in her current job or who plans to retire may complete a service learning experience in place of an internship.