Internships/Careers for English Majors
The English Department will post here career opportunities for English majors and minors:
- Internships/Volunteer Work
- Job Opportunities
- USD Career Services Events
- Research Opportunities
- Graduate School Opportunities
- Writing Contests/Publication Opportunities
- Articles/Career Advice
- Etiquette Tips
Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Internship Program
Each semester the IPJ invites students from USD and around the world to participate in its internship program to have the opportunity to learn by doing. We are accepting applications for the 2014 Spring Internship Program, to begin Wednesday, February 5 and run through May 9. Interns at the IPJ research, write and work alongside scholars and practitioners in the fields of conflict resolution and human rights, as well as participate in IPJ projects and events. They produce the Peace & Justice Update under close supervision to build their writing, editing and online publishing skills. Internships are open to students enrolled in an undergraduate program at the senior level, or a graduate program; or who have recently graduated from a field related to peace studies, human rights, or international relations. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, possess excellent writing skills, and be able to invest 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship and housing is not provided. Application deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2013. To apply, visit the KIPJ Internship Program page and fill out the application. If you have any additional questions, please contact Diana Kutlow at (619) 260-7803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USD Office of Public Affairs Interns - posted 12/4/13
Part-time internships working 10-15 hours/week for USD's Office of Public Affairs. Assist in the duties specifically pertaining to Media Relations as well as general Public Affairs duties.
- Assists in writing press releases to promote USD
- Identifies and writes news stories on USD events, programs and students
- Produces broadcast news stories, highlighting USD programs and faculty
- Records video, and takes still photos of various USD events and programs to build video and photo library
- Assists with planning of press conferences and other media-related events
- Interviews faculty members to update Faculty Bios section, including taking photos
- Drafts correspondence to elected officials on legislation effecting USD and/or its students
Send resume, cover letter which includes GPA, work experience, description of college leadership roles, and minimum of one writing sample (e.g. press release, school paper or other writing assignment, etc.) to Melissa Wagoner at email@example.com, or mail to Degheri #135. Any questions can be directed to Melissa Wagoner at 619-260-4659, ext. 6994. Speak with your academic advisor about the steps to earn college credit. Full description of Office of Public Affairs Intern positions. Positions open until filled.
California Capital Fellows Programs - Internship Opportunities
Interested in public service? Consider applying for the California Capital Fellows Programs. These include: California Senate Fellows; Executive Fellowship Program; Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program; and Judicial Administration Fellowship Program. The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development, and program implementation. Fellows gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation. For detailed information about the programs and applications, see our website: www.csus.edu/calst/programs. To pick up a brochure, come by the English Office, FH 174: they’re on the coffee table. Online applications must be completed by February 10, 2014.*
Braille Institute of San Diego: Opportunity to Teach a Writing Class
Calling all writers! Do you have 1-2 hours per week and a desire to help improve the lives of San Diego’s blind and visually-impaired community? Braille Institute San Diego, a La Jolla-based nonprofit, is seeking volunteer instructors to teach an ‘Autobiography’ class one day a week during our Winter Term 2014 (January 6 – March 28, 2014). Facilitate a discussion-based class and help students create an autobiography to capture their rich histories. Autobiographies can then be presented to the class and, ideally, recorded for memory preservation. Teaching at Braille Institute is fun because there are no tests or homework; people are there to learn! Students range from 30 years old to 98 years old. Class size varies from 5-20 students. Call or email today! Joni Redmond, Volunteer Services Manager, 858-452-1111, firstname.lastname@example.org. Braille Institute San Diego, 4555 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, www.brailleinstitute.org. *
USD Career Services events
- More information on events at: USD Career Services
- Info Session for SURE & McNair Scholars:
Tue, Dec 10, 3:00-4:00pm in UC 128
Application deadlines for both are: February 13, 2014. Open to all majors!
- SURE Award (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience). More info:
- McNair Scholars Summer Research. More info: please contact Shelley Barajas-Leyva, Director, at email@example.com.
Graduate School Opportunities
- USD Test Preparation Courses: Succeed on the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT tests.
- New York University: Master of Science in Professional Writing*: scps.nyu.edu/mspw/086
- University of York: English Literature Postgraduate Studies*: www.york.ac.uk/english.
- Fellowships at The Huntington*: www.huntington.org.
Writing ContestS/PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIEs
- USD's Cropper Creative Writing Contest in Poetry & Prose. Deadline: December 14, 2013.
- National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC 2014) Call for Papers. Deadlines: January 17, 2014, for abstract submission to Metaphor for consideration and possible publication; and January 27, 2014, for abstract submissions of papers.*
- Ball State University English Dept's undergrad academic journal Digital Literature Review's inaugural issue "Historical Hauntings & Modern-Day Manifestations." Submissions accepted up to January 31, 2014.*
- Article "For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov," by Pam Belluck, October 3, 2013.*
- Article "Why I Hire English Majors," by Steve Strauss, June 23, 2013.*
- Article on the Value of a Humanities Education: "Thinking About the Public," by Paula M. Krebs, April 5, 2013.*
- Article: "What Do Employers Really Want from College Grads?" by Amy Scott, March 4, 2013.*
- Article: "The High Cost of Poor Writing Skills," by Bill Kozel, October 16, 2009.*
- Etiquette Tip-of-the-Week: www.cultureandmanners.com/.* Sign up for a weekly tip!
- Etiquette Tip: How to Proof Your Email.*
- Etiquette Tip: When Texting is Vexing.*
- Etiquette Tip: A Grateful Alternative.*
If you are an English Major/Minor Alumni, please share your career status with us and we will share here. Send to: English@sandiego.edu.
- Jamie Shea, 2013, is teaching third grade at a school that serves students from low-income backgrounds in North Carolina.
* Disclaimer: Paid and unpaid internship or job opportunities, and other information posted here for informational purposes only. The postings do not constitute an endorsement by the University of San Diego of the opinions or activities of the internship, job opportunity or information posted.