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. For help with cover letters, resumes or CVs, interview strategies, and more, please visit the CLA Career Center!

Content Writing | Crow | Modern Fiction Studies | Arthuriana | Sycamore Review | Social Media & Marketing | Quintessence Publishing USA | BRANCH | The Writing Lab | PLACE | Worksite Internship | Margo Wilke Research


Content Writer

Description:

These two interns (one per semester) work closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Director to develop content for the English department’s blog. Interns can expect to write content ranging from career advice columns, to book reviews, features on English major research projects, undergraduate intern and graduate student profiles, class or faculty spotlights, and more.

List of Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be English majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
  • Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented, able to work independently, and possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:

  • A letter of interest of no more than one page (please include your email address), along with the names and emails of 2 references.
  • 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 Mary Ballard at CLACareers@purdue.eduby 12 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 


Crow, the Corpus & Repository of Writing

Description
CrowCrow is a web-based platform which supports research and professional development in applied linguistics and rhetoric & composition. Our team, spread across multiple universities, is working to build a corpus and repository of student writing materials that is accessible to researchers and instructors across writing studies. This platform provides a means for users to share data between institutions and to explore connections between student writing (corpus) and pedagogical materials (repository).

All Crow researchers develop a variety of skills while working directly with faculty and graduate students from multiple fields. Paid internships are possible, pending grant funding.

Qualifications
The Crow internship is tailored to each student; as such, you will be able to shape your experience according to your interests. Applicants should be English or Professional Writing majors interested in:

  • Developing content strategy for website and social media presence
  • Coordinating social media to promote Crow events and news
  • Planning and coordinating Crow events, such as research conferences and meetings
  • Generating promotional material, including flyers and brochures
  • Co-writing grant applications with faculty and graduate students
  • Managing tasks and collaborative projects using our team communication platforms
  • Learning Python coding to build corpus and repository
  • Presenting Crow work in progress at research conferences
Application Materials
  • Letter of interest.
  • Résumé or curriculum vita including the names of at least three references.
  • Unofficial transcript.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted at any time. For course credit, applications need to be submitted at least one month in advance of the first day of classes.

For more information, visit our website at writecrow.org or contact Professor Bradley Dilger at dilger@purdue.edu or 309-259-0328 (voice or text).


Modern Fiction Studies

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

Modern Fiction Studies

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 Mary Ballard at <CLACareers@purdue.edu> by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 


Arthuriana

Arthuriana

Arthuriana 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 Mary Ballard at <CLACareers@purdue.edu> by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 


Sycamore ReviewSycamore Review

Affiliated 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 Mary Ballard at <CLACareers@purdue.edu> by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 


Social Media Intern

Are you witty, charming, and well read?  Each year, the English Department selects 2 undergraduates (basically, one per semester) to intern as social media assistants. Interns work with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Web & Media Coordinator to develop content for the department’s social media feeds, and to craft a unique voice for engaging current and prospective students, parents, and alumni.

Activities: 

  • Tweeting approximately 3-5x daily, M-F, as well as sharing English-related information and promoting departmental events or activities via social media. 

List of Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be English majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
  • Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented, able to work independently, and possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:

  • 1 pg. page interest letter (please include your email address), along with the names and emails of 2 references.  
  • 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 Mary Ballard at <CLACareers@purdue.edu> by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 


Quintessence Publishing

Quintessence Publishing

Quintessence Publishing USA is a Chicago-based firm specializing in the latest scientific and clinical books for the dental community. The company has publishing houses in 14 countries, with licensing partners in 7 more.

Quintessence is partnering with the Purdue Department of English to offer a paid summer internship for English majors. Offering excellent mentoring and firsthand publishing industry experience, this internship is a perfect resume-builder. Pair it with a College of Liberal Arts “Job Ready” Award or an English Department subvention, and you’re ready to go!

List of Qualifications:
Applicants should be English majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applicants should also be detail-oriented, able to work in teams and independently, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:
1. A letter of interest of no more than one page (please include a phone number and email address).
2. An unofficial transcript.
3. A resume.

Application Deadline:

To apply for this position, please email the requested application materials as a single PDF file to Mary Ballard at <CLACareers@purdue.edu> by 12:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2019. 


BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History

BranchThis site provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925.  Unlike dry chronologies that simply list dates with minimal information about the many noteworthy events of a given year, BRANCH offers a compilation of a myriad of short articles on not only high politics and military history but also “low” or quotidian histories (architecture design, commercial history, marginal figures of note, and so on).  Authors come from History, Art History, and English departments across the world.

Students interested in interning with BRANCH should contact Prof. Dino Felluga at <felluga@purdue.edu>

COVE: Central Online Victorian Educator

COVE is a scholar-driven, open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewe Victorian material; provides tools to support Victorian research and pedagogy; and advocated for the interests of the humanities.

Students interested in interning with COVE should contact Prof. Dino Felluga at <felluga@purdue.edu>




The Writing Lab

Writing LabOur 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.


PLACE

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. Purdue University benefits from the knowledge and talents of the many international students who have come from countries where English is not the native language. These people bring an essential cultural diversity to the campus and enrich our academic environment, but they need support in adapting to life and university study in a new country. PLaCE works with international students to ensure that they are able to integrate into the Purdue community, develop relationships with U.S. peers and engage in cross-cultural experiences that benefit everyone on campus.


Worksite Internship Practicum

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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