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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
  • Alumni

ENGLISH DEPT CAREER NIGHT2014 Engl Dept Career Night panelists

The English Department held an English Dept Career Night for English majors & minors, Interdisciplinary majors, Undeclared majors, and any other interested students on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Guest panelists Ebony Tyree, Valerie Attisha, Madison Levine, and Paul Davis, all USD English major alums, spoke about their careers, the value of the English major, and advice for the first year after graduation. This event was co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Look for future events!

Internships/Volunteer Work

  • SDSI Newsletter Volunteer Intern: If you are Journalism or Communications major or other related major with a desire to become more integrated in Southern California’s vibrant sports and active lifestyle community, and then look no further. SDSI is looking for a volunteer intern to manage the production and copywriting of the biweekly SDSI newsletter that circulates to 3,000+ sport industry executives, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and business leaders. The SDSI newsletter is a valued resource that keeps readers up to date on SDSI programs and events, highlights member companies and provides a one-stop-shop for industry events. For more info: SDSI Newsletter Volunteer Intern.


  • See the Department of English Scholarships page.

  • All USD students who are interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholarship Program are encouraged to attend an informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 12:30pm OR Friday, April 25, 1:30pm, both in KIPJ 214. This informational will describe country opportunities, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and important deadlines. For more information please contact Dr. James Gump, USD Fulbright Program Advisor.

Job Opportunities

  • SeniorsDid you know you’re eligible for a FREE Premium Job Seeker account from LinkedIn?  Which means your profiles will be seen by more prospective employers. To get more information and to activate your upgrade, email
  • Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affilated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of addional academic support. We now offer services to the San Diego area and seek tutoring candidates. To learn more about our company, visit Interested? Apply here:*
  • Match Education is looking for top seniors from elite colleges across the country to apply for one of our fellowship programs working with students in either Boston or Chicago. 100% of recent college graduates who go through our teacher residency program go on to teach in high-performing urban charter schools after their year with us. Residents spend their year tutoring, studying, and receiving constant feedback about their practice teaching. For more information and to apply, please go to Match Education/MatchCorps website.*

USD Career Services events


Graduate School Opportunities


  • USD's Cropper Creative Writing Contest in Poetry & Prose. Our 2013-2014 contest has concluded. Look for more info in Fall 2014.
  • Arch Street Press is pleased to announce its annual prize for America's best college writer in the nonfiction category. The Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing across the country and to promote today's extraordinary young writers. Arch Street Press offers each winner a standard contract together with a mentoring program and $1,000 cash prize for his/her chosen manuscript of up to 5,000 words. Please see the Arch Street Press website for full rules and submission guidelines.*
  • Looking for USD Writers! Work for a USD startup that is looking to give article and blog writers free exposure for their work! You will have your own section on our site and your articles will be featured on the front page! We have limited space for writers and you must have examples of previous writing. For more info contact: or 619-944-0697, or or 858-603-3160.*
  • 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten Finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers' Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. Open to writers, worldwide. Postmark deadline is July 15, 2014. Electronic submissions are accepted as well. Visit our website for more information:*

Articles/Career Advice

Etiquette Tips


If you are an English Major/Minor Alumni, please share your career status with us and we will share here. Send to:

  • 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.