The English Department highly recommends pursuing an internship opportunity if you are able. Internships are a good way to gain work experience in your field of interest before you graduate. Many internships are non-credited experiences; they are, by definition, non-academic (non-classroom) experiences to which you apply the knowledge you have gained during your academic experience. However, some departments at UNH have carefully crafted credited internships within an academic framework; for these, you must work closely with a professor who directs an academic component of the internship that has been agreed upon and planned in advance of the experience. As an English Department major, you could arrange to register for ENGL 620, Applied Experience, if you would like to receive academic credit for your internship, and it is related to your major. Your first step would be to identify an internship of interest to you through Career Services. You would then identify and approach an English Department faculty member and ask if he or she would be your faculty sponsor. Your sponsor would work with you to develop an academic component to your internship, which typically includes reading and writing assignments, including a final project, and regular meetings with your sponsor. A proposal form is required and can be obtained in the English Department Office. This is a credit/fail course worth 1-4 credits and does NOT count as one of the English major requirements. Registration for the course follows normal Registrar’s Office deadlines.
If you have any questions about ENGL 620 or would like to pick up a proposal form, please see Carla Cannizzaro in room 113 of Hamilton Smith.
Internships for Journalism Majors
English 620 is not to be confused with English 720, which is the required internship for all English/Journalism majors. Please follow the link below for extensive information on Journalism major internships. If you have additional questions, you may contact Prof. Lisa Miller, Ham Smith 104, 862-0251, firstname.lastname@example.org.