Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Internships give English department majors the opportunity to explore potential careers, practice their skills (writing, research, editing, communications, analysis) in the workplace, and start building professional networks.

Current Local Internship Opportunities for English and Creative Writing Majors

Note that Career Services is hosting an Opportunity Fair on Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 - 7pm at The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St. This will be an opportunity for students to meet campus units that hire students and learn more about ways to get professional experience as a student (including some of those listed below).

Summer 2015 Internships

Here is a sampling of the excellent opportunities that are available to all qualified college students in English, communications, and related fields. It is by no means an exhaustive list! You can find others using I-Link, searching sites like,, and, or by Googling "internships" with keywords related to your interests.

Finding Other Internships

Advice for Interns from the English Advising Office

Unpaid Internships: Issues to Consider

Helpful Links

Putting your English Department BA to Work

Information for Employers