Department of English Internships
- Humans In Nature Project, Prof. Aaron Ebata, Department of Human Development and Family Studies (Please note: if you want to get academic credit through ENGL 199-INT for this unpaid internship, please send Prof. Ebata a resume and statement of interest by 5pm on Friday, August 31.)
- Tolerance Means Dialogue Internships (unpaid), Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson, College of Law (deadline extended)
- Law Internship (unpaid), Hansford & Deckert LLP
- Editorial Internship (unpaid), Journal of English and Germanic Philology (Please note: JEGP is an academic journal about medieval literature edited by Prof. Renée Trilling — no knowledge of German is required.)
- Editorial Internship (unpaid), American Literary History
- Grant-Writing and Development Intern (unpaid), Ninth Letter
Current Campus and Local Internship Opportunities
- Digital Marketing Intern, Carle College of Medicine
- Communications Coordinator (unpaid), State Representative Carol Ammons
- Marketing Intern, Champaign Area Chamber of Commerce
- Social Media, Research, and Marketing Intern (unpaid), College of Media
- Social Media Intern and Marketing/PR Intern (remote, unpaid), Global Influencers Magazine
- Multimedia Intern, EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
- Communications and Undergraduate Outreach Internships (Prindable), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
- Education Intern, Krannert Art Museum
- Digital Communication Intern (Arcola, IL), Libman Co.
- Web Content Specialist Intern (unpaid), Carle Foundation
- Marketing/Communications Intern (unpaid), Carle Foundation
- Ammons Fellowship (for seniors), State Representative Carol Ammons
- Technical Support/Customer Care Intern, meWorks
- Event Coordination Internship, EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
- Marketing and Communications Intern (for spring 2019), Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (link requires logging into Handshake)
- Marketing and Social Media Intern, Engineering Career Services
- Campus Ambassador, Yelp (link requires logging into Handshake)
- Faculty Database Intern, LAS Office of Advancement
- Marketing Internship, Granular, Research Park
- Learning and Development Internship, Granular, Research Park
- Social Media Intern, Agrible, Research Park
- ATLAS internships (rolling application)
- Strategic Resources Intern Spring 2019, State Farm Research and Development Center, Research Park
- Strategic Resources Intern Summer 2019, State Farm Research and Development Center, Research Park
ATLAS Internships (like our department internships, these are unpaid but eligible for academic credit via ENGL 199 – INT). To apply for any of the four internships below, use this link.
- Website Content Strategist Internship
- User Support and Documentation Specialist Internship
- Communication Specialist Internship
- Social Media Specialist Internship
Should You Work for Free? (on unpaid 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: