Please refer that student to:
Several Mason faculty and departments do offer internship opportunities. If you feel you are able to offer such an opportunity, please:
There are three basic elements your opportunity should provide for it to be considered appropriate for an internship:
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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 email@example.com 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.
For students seeking an internship, University Career Services offers the following resources.
Search for internships through Handshake
Make an appointment with University Career Services
Enroll in UNIV 320 Internship Readiness to help with your internship search
Apply for the Scholarship for Unpaid Internships through University Career Services if you can’t afford to take on an unpaid internship