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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.

2020 Outstanding Interns


For the 2020 year we recognized two interns for the Outstanding Intern Award.  Mary Oglesby received the undergraduate award for her superlative work across the department's social media platforms. Shaundra Smith-Cadogan received the graduate award for her exceptional performance on projects at Envision Physician Services. 

Unfortunately, we were unable to hold our Intern Fair this year, so we held an informal award presentation via Zoom with Mary, Shaundra, their site supervisors, and other members of our internship program team.


Information about Intern Fairs, Previous Outstanding interns, and internship program events are available on our Intern Events Archive page.


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 for application and more.


Envision Physician Services

Featured Community Partner

With us from the beginning of our program, Envision offers students an intensive internship in professional writing for business development and sales. Each student who works an internship at Envision gets a unique and individualized experience. Students have opportunities to work on sales proposals and presentations, editing copy for brochures, and other business writing projects.  One of the main benefits of the Envision internship is the experience in professionalism under the mentorship of the supportive, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff.

Envision Physician Services is the nation’s leading multispecialty medical group and healthcare management team providing anesthesiology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgical services, and women’s and children’s health services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities across 45 states and the District of Columbia. As a physician-led medical group, Envision’s clinical and support teams collaborate with hospitals and health systems across the nation to integrate services, enhance quality of care, elevate patient experience and improve clinical outcomes.

You can learn more about Envision by visting their website at 

You can see more information on our community partners at our Community Partners page.

Joshuah Jacobs - Oustanding Intern Award 2018

"Through the Writing and Editing Internship program, I worked with the Mistory Podcast and the Innovation Institute's Gulf Stories. The value of this program is beyond words, how does one describe the moment when you find your calling in life.  Without the internship program and the support of both Dr. Sakalarios-Rogers and Justin McCoy I never would have considered a life as a Podcast Producer.  Since completing my internship, I've been hired by the University of West Florida to complete several projects including a full grammar podcast for the Writing Lab with Mamie Hixon titled Let's Talk Grammar.  The internship program has given me job experience, confidence in my abilities, a career path, and invaluable networking connections." 

Dakota Parks

"I signed up for an English internship because I wanted hands-on experience in a potential field. English is such a unique degree because it can be utilized in so many fields. Your undergraduate degree is the time to explore those different options. Little did I know that my internship at Ballinger Publishing would give me confidence in my writing, the ability to work with an amazing creative team, and relevant professional experience. The team at Ballinger allowed me to pitch ideas and write as many articles as I wanted, while mentoring me one-on-one. Since finishing my internship, I have accepted a permanent position with Ballinger Publishing as the assistant editor for Pensacola Magazine. In addition to that title, I get to write articles for our in-house magazine and curate the content for a weekly newspaper. I’ll be starting my graduate degree at UWF next fall, and it’s safe to say I would not be where I am today without the English internship."

Mary Oglesby

"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.

Types of internships

  • Book Publishing
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Grant Writing
  • Non-Profit writing and promotion
  • Book Sales
  • Editing
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Libraries
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Professional Writing
  • Customized internships

Internships available

  • Andrews Research & Education Foundation
  • Ballinger Publishing
  • Community Action Program Committee
  • Council on Aging of West Florida
  • Envision Physician Services
  • Gulf Coast Kids House
  • Open Books
  • SG Book Scouting
  • UWF Archives & West Florida History Center
  • UWF Writing Lab
  • WebNet International
  • And Many Others

Steps to set up your internship

  1. Complete the internship application.
  2. Meet with intern coordinator.  Call or email Regina Sakalarios-Rogers: 474-2926 or
  3. Interview with on-site internship supervisor.
  4. Complete Internship Syllabus with supervisor.


Check out our Community Partners archive for information on some of our internship sites.

Contact Us

Dr. Regina Sakalarios-Rogers, Intern Coordinator

Justin McCoy, Assistant to Intern Coordinator

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