UMD Department of
English Internship Program
Undergraduate English majors and graduate students in the Master’s in English Program are encouraged to take an internship as part of their education at UMD. Such work “in the field” has many potential benefits, including—
- It gives you hands-on work experience before you enter—or as you’re entering—the job market.
- It helps you figure out what you want to do—or what you don’t want to do!—after college.
- It strengthens practical job skills that don’t necessarily get much exercise in college.
- It builds your resume, strengthens your references, and enlarges your network of contacts within an employment field you may decide to enter.
UMD English students intern in a variety of positions, from publishing to public relations, and engage in numerous activities, from writing to research to event planning and more. For descriptions of potential internships sites, go to
Ready to learn more??
Click the sidebar links under “Internship Program” to view Eligibility Requirements and information on Planning Your Internship. Then read about Successfully Completing Your Internship, view information on compiling your Internship Application Packet, learn about the Reflective Activity Assignments, and hear from Current & Past Interns about their internship experiences.
If you’re considering a career in publishing, click on Publishing Internships to learn more.
Download Placement Agreement, Midterm Evaluation Form, or Final Evaluation Form.
Carol Bock, Associate Professor, UMD Department of English