B.A. in English
Internships & Careers
Within the English Department, creative writing internship opportunities include working with department initiatives such the Read/Write Series, the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, the Ocean State Review, and with Barrow Street Press, a poetry press and literary arts organization based in New York and Rhode Island. Interns have the opportunity to write, to develop promotional strategies, ads, or videos for arts related events, working with publishing software and/or website development and social media.
In addition, information about other possible internship placements are available at the Office of Internships and Experiential Education in Roosevelt Hall.
For more information
Professor Gitahi Gititi,
114 Swan Hall
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
The English Department offers two upper-level courses for supervised internship experiences: ENG 493 Internship in English (4 credits) and ENG 494 Internship in English (4 credits). These courses are designed to provide you with practical job experience related to your English major and are intended to help you identify career skills, explore career goals, learn job search techniques, and explore a particular work environment.
- A journal of work experience: what you do at your job, what you are learning about office management and politics, how you fit in, what you are learning about your own capabilities and interests. This journal will be submitted bi-weekly or monthly to your faculty advisor.
- Evaluation by your supervisor at the job site.
- Your final report.
The Office of Internships and Experiential Education also offers part- or full-time internships if you are looking for more than the 4 or 8 units available through English.
Many of our B.A. grads receive the advanced training and professional advising that enables them to enter first-rate graduate programs in English, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Film or Media Studies, History, Medicine, and Business Administration.
Other grads go on to some of the country’s top Law Schools, while many find that their strong writing and analytical skills prepare them to enter careers in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, college administration, grant writing, non-profit organizations, social services, insurance, civil service, retail business, and NGOs.
For more career information, visit the Center for Career and Experiential Education website.