Undergraduate Internships

Internships in English-ENGL 4500

Course Description

Internships provide an opportunity for students pursuing careers in teaching, writing, research, or editing to spend a designated time (usually a semester) interning in a business, school, foundation, non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or other approved site.



  • English major or minor
  • English GPA 3.0; Institutional GPA 2.5
  • 9 credit hours of upper-level English courses
  • Internship and enrollment in ENGL 4500 take place in the same semester (Students cannot receive credit for internships completed prior to the semester in which they wish to enroll in the course.)
  • Completed and signed Internship Proposal


Course Requirements

  • 112-140 hours of work on internship on- and off-site (8-10 hours per week during full semesters; summer semesters are variable internship hours)
  • Three meetings with Internship Coordinator
  • Internship Blog
  • Final Report
  • Internship artifact submission to Portfolium

See the course syllabus for details on the requirements.


Registration Process

  • Research and secure the internship the semester prior to the semester in which students wish to enroll.
  • Internship Coordinator’s approval and signature on the Internship Proposal.
  • Adjust credit hours to 3 from 1 when registering in PAWS (once clearance is given).




Internship Opportunities within the Department of English

Contact Lori Howard (lnhoward@gsu.edu) for information.


  • Editing for Literary Publication & Podcasting

Contact Dr. Megan Sexton (msexton@gsu.edu) for information.



Contact Dr. Melissa McLeod, Internship Coordinator at mmcleod1@gsu.edu