Internships - Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Internships - Rhetoric and Writing Studies


Rhetoric and Writing Studies Majors and Minors often complete internships with local businesses and non-profits. Some of these internships are paid, while others fulfill elective credit as ENGL 4950.

Rhetoric and Writing Studies students have recently interned with the following organizations:

  • MPI Research
  • Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Portage Public Schools
  • Westwood Neighborhood Association
  • PeaceJam
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation

A number of organizations have teamed-up with the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program to establish competitive internships offered each semester. If you’re interested in a specific opportunity, please contact Dr. Charlotte Thralls or Dr. Brian Gogan.


The Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program partners with Career and Student Employment Services to identify internship and employment opportunities that seek expertise in writing.

Rhetoric and Writing Studies students receive email notices about these opportunities and are encouraged to browse current opportunities using BroncoJOBS.

Client Projects

Rhetoric and Writing Studies courses regularly involve writing-related projects that match students with clients in the community. Recently, Rhetoric and Writing Studies students have partnered with the following Kalamazoo-area nonprofits, West Michigan-area businesses, and Western Michigan University campus units:

  • Kzoo Swift
  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  • Satellite Records
  • Kalamazoo Neighbor Exchange
  • Lodo Company
  • Parent to Parent of Southwest Michigan
  • Hope Network
  • Advocacy Services for Kids
  • The First Day Shoe Fund
  • Plain English Writing Service
  • The Bark Park
  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  • Hacker Gals
  • Valley Family Church
  • Read and Write Kalamazoo
  • Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo
  • Dorr Elementary PTO
  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
  • Envision Center
  • WIDR
  • Kalamazoo Autism Center
  • Drive Safe Kalamazoo
  • Country Manor Estates
  • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
  • Sheldon’s Nursery
  • Alpha Omega Fraternity
  • Active Water
  • Western Michigan University Writing Center
  • Western Michigan University Student Veterans Association
  • Western Michigan University Student Council for Exceptional Children
  • Western Michigan University Malaysian Students’ Association
  • Western Michigan University Office of Alumni Relations and Development
  • Western Michigan University’s Student Ambassador Program



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