Don’t let lack of experience hold you back after graduation. 20% of graduating seniors with jobs received these jobs through internships. Internships provide hands-on experience and can help to steer you on the path to a successful career choice.
Receiving Academic Credit for Internships
The University has two requirements for receiving academic credit for internships:
- You must have a minimum of 60 completed academic credits
- You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
English Department Stipulations on Internships
In order to receive academic credit for an internship, you must register for a tutorial with a faculty member who agrees to serve as academic advisor. That tutorial will combine the internship with additional academic work. Depending on the amount of academic work involved in the tutorial, your faculty mentor will suggest that you register for a one- or two- credit internship. Internship tutorials do not count for credit toward the English major, the English major with a creative writing concentration, the English minor, or the Creative Writing minor, though they do count as general credits toward graduation. They are graded on a pass/fail basis.
We expect employers to abide by the standards for “Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.” Please familiarize yourself with these standards and regulations.
How to Apply
Go to Career Services and look through the internship binders.
Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lincoln Center: Lowenstein 8th Floor, Room, 212-636-6280
Rose Hill: McGinley Center, Room 224, 718-817-4350
Speak with a Career Services staff member. They have personal contacts at many companies. Ask them to look over your resume and cover letter. They are experts in successful internship applications.
Register and post your resume on job sites; view and respond to postings.
Participate in the On-Campus Internship Interviewing Program.
Submit an Internship Placement Form to your campus Career Services center.
Tips for Success
Conduct your own research and networking. Whom do you know? What connections do you have? Fall and Spring semester internships are less competitive than summer internships. Big magazines like Cosmopolitan don't always fill all their slots for the Spring. Browse through sites and respond to jobs for which you qualify and apply for some that might be a stretch.
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English majors have interned at:
- Time Warner
- Comedy Central
- The Book Group
- Sports Illustrated
- Rolling Stone
- Art + Auction
- Cherry Lane Theatre
- CO-ED Magazine
- Fox News Channel
- Harper Collins
- J. Walter Thompson
- Maxim Magazine
- MovieMaker Magazine
- National Football League
- O, The Oprah Magazine
- The New York Times
- Simon & Schuster
- Time Warner Book Group
- Waxman Literary Agency
- The Wendy Weil Agency, Inc.
- Ziff Davis Media Inc.