School of Arts and Letters
ENGL 4960: INTERNSHIP
No later than the semester before you plan to complete your internship, you should contact Dr. Linda Williams (see contact info. below) to discuss possible internship sites and general requirements for your internship. If you do not yet have a specific site in mind, she has information about sites on campus and in surrounding communities.
Syllabus for Fall Semester 2009
Students may complete internships in the following fields:
• Writing, Publications, Public Relations, Journalism;
• English, in fields other than the above.
PLEASE NOTE: Students working as research assistants in the Department of English may receive credit for their work by enrolling in ENGL 4960. Research assistants work closely with a professor, who in turn will inform the department head about the work performed and the recommendation for a final grade.
Students performing an internship other than research assistance must meet the following requirements:
• Obtain approval for internship arrangements from Dr. Linda S. Williams.
• Obtain approval for internship arrangements from our Placement Office, 114 Barnes Hall) and sign a Work Agreement Form.
• Work a total of at least 200 hours. It is recommended that you work at least 20 hours per week.
• Register for ENGL 4960.
• E-mail a weekly activity log to Dr. Williams by Friday of each week during the internship. Each log should detail the work completed and the knowledge and skills gained that week.
• Complete paperwork with Placement Office at the conclusion of the internship (evaluation of work by intern, evaluation of intern’s work by site supervisor).
• Submit the evaluation of intern’s work by site supervisor to Dr. Williams.
• Compile a portfolio in a three-ring binder that includes: (1) copies of the weekly activity logs discussed above; (2) a position paper (1000 words) that is based on the reading of a significant book that is related to your internship; (3) samples of work completed during the internship. (4) a reflective essay (750 words) that assesses your internship experience as a whole and offers insights about how the knowledge and skills gained will inform your academic and/or professional work in the future. Portfolio must be submitted to Dr. Williams on or before
Friday, December 4.
Address Questions to
Dr. Linda S. Williams
Professor of English
Department of English
308-A Dunlap Hall