Department of English Internships
Current Campus and Local Internship Opportunities
- Social Media Intern, Living Legacy Pilates
- Communications and Social Media Intern, Illinois International Programs
- Management/Summer Sales Internship, Sherwin Williams
- Multimedia Intern (Summer 2019), EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
- IPRH – Mellon Internships in Environmental Humanities, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
- Social Media Intern, The Public i (local alternative newspaper)
- Governmental Relations Fellow, University of Illinois System
- Learning and Development Internship Summer 2019, Granular, Research Park
- Multiple Spring 2019 Internships, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Summer Intern, The Career Center
- Media and Communications Intern, Wolfram
- Innovation Lab Intern — Market Intelligence, Graybar, Research Park
- ESPN 93.5 Spring Internship (unpaid), ESPN and Stevie Jay Broadcasting
- Intern — Strategic Resources — RDC Summer 2019, State Farm, Research Park
- Commercialization Intern, Office of Technology Management
- Marketing and Administrative Intern (unpaid), Illini Media
FAQ: English/CW Majors and Research Park Internships
Should You Work for Free? (on unpaid internships)
Academic Credit for Internships
Other Resources for Finding Internships
- Handshake, the database of job and internship opportunities maintained by the University of Illinois Career Center.
- The Virtual Job Board maintained by the Office of Student Financial Aid, which is mostly a resource for part-time jobs but sometimes has internship postings.
- Interested in internships at the Smithsonian? A list of their annual internship deadlines is here.
- This blog post on the 25 companies that pay their interns the most.
- This blog post on writing for video games.
- For opportunities in the publishing industry (many unpaid): Bookjobs.com
Not Sure Whether or Not to Apply? Internships are not the only way to get professional experience. Part-time jobs, involvement in student organizations or publications, and volunteer opportunities can also help you explore potential career paths, build your professional network, and acquire skills. An internship is a good choice if you have reason to believe that the specific organization, the skills you will use, and kind of oversight you get will help you refine your career goals or advance toward them. An internship is not a good choice if your only motivation is the conviction that you should do an internship. Not sure where you stand? Feel free to make an appointment with Kirstin Wilcox (333-4346) to discuss your options. The following are also helpful: