English Writing and Editing Internship Program
The Department of English Writing and Editing Internship Program offers diverse experiential learning opportunities for degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students in the English major or minor, Writing minor and Public, Technical and Workplace Writing Certificate Program.
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Qualifications for internships
Students must be enrolled one of the Department of English programs as English majors, English minors, Writing minors, or participants in the Certificate for Public, Technical and Workplace Writing. English majors must be undergraduates with 90 completed credit hours and a 3.0 gpa or graduates with first semester completed and a 3.0 gpa. Certificate and minors students must also have 90 completed credit hours and a 3.0 gpa in the minor or certificate courses.
Don’t wait! Applications are due by first week of registration for upcoming semesters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application and more.
Intern News - High Impact Practice Designation for Writing & Editing Intern Program
The Department of English Writing & Editing Internship Program has been awarded High Impact Practice designation by UWF Career Development and Community Engagement for Fall 2022 through Fall 2025. We always knew we were HIP!
Information about Intern Fairs, Previous Outstanding interns, and internship program events are available on our Intern Events Archive page.
Types of internships
- Book Publishing
- Magazine Publishing
- Grant Writing
- Non-Profit writing and promotion
- Book Sales
- Social Media Management
- Professional Writing
- Legal Writing
- Web Content Writing
- Customized internships
- Ballinger Publishing
- Community Action Program Committee
- Council on Aging of West Florida
- Envision Physician Services
- Gulf Coast Kids House
- Keep Pensacola Beautiful
- Open Books
- Phil Hall, P.A.
- SG Book Scouting
- UWF Archives & West Florida History Center
- UWF Writing Lab
- WebNet International
- And Many Others
Featured Community Partner
A long-time community partner, USPOCO Books offers our student interns an immersive experience in all aspects of independent book publishing. Additionally, students are welcomed into a mentorship team that values their voices, ideas, and contributions.
USPOCO BOOKS is a non-profit publishing company. A fresh approach to publishing for a new generation of writers. USPOCO BOOKS is a division of us poetry company, an improvisational performing, and teaching, troupe of poets, writers and other artists working to introduce communities to art and art to communities, as well as to find out exactly what 21st century American art is made of.
You can learn more about USPOCO and all they do at their website https://uspoco.com/.
English Internship Program
INTERN SUCCESS STORIES
"When I took Dr. Sakalarios-Rogers' Careers in Writing course as a grad student, I started thinking about what I really wanted to do after grad school and how to make the transition out of K-12 education. Knowing that I would need hands-on experience outside of education, I decided to apply for an internship at Envision Physician Services as a proposal writing intern. At Envision, I worked with real proposals and am grateful to have been able to gear my learning toward my own goals. Toward the end of my internship, I created a mock proposal that I was able to submit with job applications. Ultimately, I gained the experience and industry knowledge I needed to change my career trajectory and secure a job offer from an industry-leading tech sales company."
After speaking with Dr. S-R, we decided my fall internship would be Council on Aging of West Florida. While there, I had the benefit of writing a magazine article, interviewing amazing volunteers and writing their stories, and volunteering at COA’s major fall gala and documentary premiere. I fell in love with the environment and was sad to leave when the semester was over. The following semester, I interned at Open Books—a nonprofit selling used books to fund the Prison Book Project. Again, I immediately fell in love with the work and soon realized that a nonprofit was where I belonged. I was hired at Council on Aging as the Development Manager on August 1, 2022. I also work closely with Open Books through my job and have the pleasure of getting paid to do so. My internship experience was crucial to obtaining my current position, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
"As the social media intern, what I valued most were the lessons I learned in connecting with people. I had the opportunity to make social media a truly social project, and having the opportunity to connect with the people of the department, my peers, and the public was the greatest, most life-giving gift of my time at UWF." Mary earned our Outstanding Intern Award for 2020 and is currently a teacher at Baker School.
"I know experiences vary based on work ethic. Becoming an intern at Open Books was not just working at a bookstore, but also working as a cashier, monitoring sales, writing grants, and shipping books. Receiving my Bachelor’s in English and becoming a Master of Public Health student as well as working as a personal care attendant and treasurer, I understand now that ambition makes the difference between quitting or pursuing a Ph.D. in pill development."
Steps to set up your internship
- Complete the internship application.
- Meet with intern coordinator. Call or email Regina Sakalarios-Rogers: 474-2926 or email@example.com.
- Interview with on-site internship supervisor.
- Complete Internship Syllabus with supervisor.