Internships for credit are available during fall and winter semesters. Students should apply for an internship for any particular semester at least one-to-two months before that semester begins. Students are free to make their own arrangements to intern with an organization or a business not on the 2015-2016 Internship List PDF, but they still must fill out the paperwork in the semester before the anticipated internship in order to receive credit.
In addition to filling out the forms that are online or available in 544 O'Dowd, the English Department main office, students must register for the course. Please provide an unofficial copy of your transcript pasted into an email to the program coordinator, as well as the names of two OU English professors with whom you have studied.
Annie Gilson, Creative Writing Internship Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships Set up by the Department of English:
- Corporations and Businesses
- Education (Including OU positions)
For students interested in working for the federal government, OU is partnering with a new federal program, entitled "Call to Serve." Information can be found on makingthedifference.org. Students should also contact the Career Center, which has more detailed information on the Call to Serve program, opportunities it offers, and application procedures.
Prerequisites: 16 credits in English, of which at least 8 must be at the 300-400 level, and permission of the instructor and the department chair. NOTE: Does NOT count as a 400-level seminar, required by all majors as the capstone course for their degree.
NOTE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT COUNT AS A 400-LEVEL SEMINAR COURSE, WHICH IS THE REQUIRED CAPSTONE COURSE FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS
Please feel free to talk at length about the expectations you had going in to the internship, and the ways in which these expectations were or were not met. Discuss the ways in which you felt your work as an English major prepared you for your work in the “real” world, and the ways in which you found yourself having to adjust or modify the skills you learned in classes to apply them to the tasks you performed in your working environment. Please also talk at length about the work itself, the analytical and research tasks you were asked to perform, and even the interpersonal dynamics or challenges you were confronted with. In other words, this paper needs to be a comprehensive analysis of your work experience, and needs to detail the ways in which the internship helped you to make the transition from the realm of school (the realm of preparation), to the realm of work (the realm of application).
The paper is due at the end of the semester (by the beginning of the exam period) and should be 10 - 15 pages in length, double-spaced, proof-read, etc. Please be aware that the paper will go into a permanent file on internships; this means that your work will be available to students, professors, and administrators to read, and will aid us in assessing the effectiveness of the intern program generally, as well as your particular internship.