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.

At the 2019 English Intern Fair, Noah DeSimone received our Outstanding Intern Award for his work at Council on Aging of West Florida.
Justin McCoy, Noah DeSimone, Josh Newby, Regina Sakalarios-Rogers

2019 Intern Fair Outstanding Intern


At our 2019 Intern Fair, Noah DeSimone received the Outstanding Intern Award for his work with Council on Aging of West Florida. The award was presented to him by Josh Newby, Marketing Communications Director at COA. 


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 ras@uwf.edu for application and more.


Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.

Featured Community Partner

Proud to be locally owned and operated, Ballinger Publishing produces multiple periodicals for our community, including Pensacola Magazine, The Downtown Crowd, Business Climate, and Military Matters. Through their publications, Ballinger works hard to spread the good news about our region and recognize all the good people in it.
An internship with Ballinger Publishing offers students opportunities to translate their educational knowledge into the world of magazine publishing under the talented mentorship of Kelly Oden, executive editor, and the team of writers and editors at Ballinger. An intern role with this, our longest-running internship partner, helps students gain valuable experience in many aspects of magazine publishing from conducting interviews to writing articles, with the added benefit of strengthening their professional communication skills in a friendly, encouraging environment.
Check out their website www.ballingerpublishing.com for more information about their publications and staff.

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. Whether through online comments on a Facebook post, direct messages from our followers, or in-person interactions for content creation, I found immense joy in working with others and in sharing my work's mission with them. 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." 

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 ras@uwf.edu.
  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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