Careers

Students in the Department of English at Western Michigan University may complete internships with local businesses and non-profits. Some of these internships are paid, while others fulfill elective credit as ENGL 4950.

Career and Student Employment Services

The Department of English partners with Career and Student Employment Services to identify internship and employment opportunities that seek expertise in writing. Complete a profile at Handshake so employers can contact you.

Rhetoric and writing studies internships

Students have recently interned with the following organizations:

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

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.