Internships:

The English Department provides undergraduates with a variety of internship experiences in the worlds of scholarly and literary publishing, as well as teaching and academic research.


Modern Fiction StudiesEstablished in 1955, Modern Fiction Studies is an internationally respected academic journal publishing the best scholarship on modern and contemporary fiction.

Description:
Learn the world of academic publishing by working with the staff of MFS Modern Fiction Studies, an internationally recognized journal. Responsibilities of the MFS undergraduate intern include interacting with university presses, working on archival and digitization projects, and aiding in the daily operations of a top-tier academic journal. This position is suitable for undergraduate English majors who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree and/or a career in academic publishing.

List of Qualifications:
Applicants should be English majors with a Literature concentration.  An interest in British, American, and postcolonial fiction from 1890 to the present is also welcomed. The successful applicant will be motivated, reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and collaboratively. Applicants also should be familiar with MLA style and documentation requirements, proficient with MS Word, and able to work with either Windows or Mac operating systems.

Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of interest of no more than one page (please include a phone number and email address).
  • A resume or curriculum vita.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A writing sample of 4-5 pages showcasing your best academic writing.

Application Deadline:
To apply for this position, please email the requested application materials as a single PDF file to Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager <CLACareers@purdue.edu>, by 5:00 PM on April 1, 2018. Internship starts fall 2018, with the possibility of renewal for spring 2019.


ArthurianaArthuriana is poised on the cutting edge of current debates in Arthurian studies. Contributors to the journal include the top scholars in the field who bring fresh perspectives to Arthurian literature.

Description:
Students who participate in an internship with Arthuriana will learn about the exciting world of medieval academic scholarship, acquire important professional experience, learn to supervise copyediting sessions, and get acquainted with the journal publishing process.  The Arthuriana intern will be a vital part of our publishing team and will build organization, communication, and management skills.

List of Qualifications:
Applicants should be English majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  An interest in medieval literature is also welcome. Applicants should also be detail-oriented, able to work in teams and independently, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:

  • A letter of interest of no more than one page (please include a phone number and email address), with 500 words on why you are interested in the position and would like to work for Arthuriana.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.

Application Deadline:
To apply for this position, please email the requested application materials as a single PDF file to Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager <CLACareers@purdue.edu>, by 5:00 PM on April 1, 2018. Internship starts fall 2018, with the possibility of renewal for spring 2019.


Sycamore ReviewAffiliated with our MFA in Creative Writing, Sycamore Review is an internationally acclaimed literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, interviews, book reviews, and art.

Description:

This internship will give students a broad introduction to different aspects of running a literary magazine, and lets them practice a variety of professional skills. We are looking for someone to work with: a genre editor in reading submissions and learning about editorial decisions; the web editor in adding to our website and social media; and the managing editor in organizing our issue mailing party or other events. If a student happens to take a particular interest in one facet of the magazine over the others, he or she free to explore that facet more fully.

List of Qualifications:
Applicants should be English majors or minors with a demonstrated interest in creative writing and/or contemporary literature, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Creative Writing majors or minors are preferred. Applicants should also be detail-oriented, able to work in teams and independently, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:

  • A letter of interest of no more than one page (please include a phone number and email address).
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.

Deadline:
To apply for this position, please email the requested application materials as a single PDF file to Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager <CLACareers@purdue.edu>, by 5:00 PM on April 1, 2018.  Internship starts fall 2018, with the possibility of renewal for spring 2019.


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Writing LabInternships Courses (earn course credit while gaining hand-on work experience):

Our award-winning Writing Lab helps students develop as writers, no matter what their skill level. It offers both on-campus consultations and online resources.

This internship is affiliated with ENGL 39000 Practicum In Tutoring Writing.  The course prepares undergraduates for tutoring in the Writing Lab. Students will learn writing center theory and gain hands-on experience with tutoring strategies.


PLaCEPurdue Language and Cultural Exchange supports international students learning English as a second language, and provides cultural support as they adjust to life at a U.S. university.

This internship is affiliated with ENGL490001 Internship in English Language Teaching, Learning, and Acquisition.  In this course, students gain hands-on experience in the PLaCE Program.  Includes training in applied linguistics, classroom observation, and tutoring of international students.


ENGL 49000 Worksite Internship Practicum:
Taken along side an internship, this course helps facilitate the transition between an English undergraduate degree and the workplace or professional life. 


Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship

Students receive $500 to work with an English department faculty member on a research project of their choice.  They also take part in a 1-credit internship seminar introducing them to research methods, ethics, careers, and graduate education.  Recently, our students have assisted faculty with research on pirates, The Hobbit, digital humanities, Milton in translation, black feminism, bioethics, science fiction, museum archive studies, and more!

For more information, see http://discoverypark.itap.purdue.edu/learningcenter/mkwuri/

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