English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Resources

If You Know of a Student Seeking an Internship

Please refer that student to the English department internship coordinator, Scott W. Berg, at sberg1@gmu.edu or 703/993-1635. You might also want to look at the other materials on this web page to familiarize yourself with English department’s role in encouraging and offering internships in writing, editing, publishing, and related research, including the option of receiving credit for ENGH459/504, our internship companion course.

If You Would like to Offer an Internship

While most of the internships in writing, editing, publishing, and related research completed by GMU students take place off campus under the supervision of non-GMU employers, a number of GMU faculty, departments, and publications do offer internship opportunities. While no single set of guidelines determines the appropriateness of an internship, the general rule is that student interns should 1) be called “interns,” 2) do substantial new learning and work in writing, editing, publishing, and/or related research, and 3) do such work under the direct, frequent supervision of a faculty or staff member.

If you feel you are able to offer such an opportunity, please contact your department chair first. After receiving departmental approval of the internship, you should next contact the English department internship coordinator, Scott W. Berg, at sberg1@gmu.edu or 703/993-1635 to discuss recruitment strategies and for-credit possibilities. Prof. Berg can also offer advice on the proper level and nature of supervision needed to create a fulfilling and valuable internship opportunity.

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