Internships provide students opportunities for experience in a wide range of workplace settings. English majors are encouraged to participate in an internship experience, while students enrolled in our Technical/Professional Writing Programs are required to complete an internship.


Internship opportunities are available with a variety of corporate, non-profit, and government agencies. The best strategy is to search for “internship” through the Hire-a-Niner website. However, you may also find your own site and have the Internship Coordinator approve your choice.

Approach the internship search just as you would a job search, with a clear idea of the kind of language-based work you would like to do. Prepare you resume. Request an interview.

Frequently asked questions gives answers to questions most asked, including how to apply for an internship and how to choose a location. Additional information can be obtained from the Internship Coordinator.

English interns have worked in a wide variety of on-site and virtual settings, including work in:

  • Creative Development
  • Website Development
  • Magazine Internships
  • Newspaper Internships
  • Technical Writing & Copyediting
  • Technology & Graphic Design
  • New Media & Broadcasting
  • Judicial & Legal internships
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Cultural, Art, and Social Services Non-Profits
  • Creative Development & Marketing
  • Social Media and Publishing


"I just wanted to let you know that at the end of the day today, Greater Media (the company that operates WBT-1110 and 107.9 the Link) offered me a job in the promotions department!  Of course I took it.  I'll be working with promotions part-time in the office and at events that the Link and WBT sponsor.  Just thought you might like to know that my internship work this summer earned some immediate results!" - Della Cuthbertson, English major

"I would just like you thank you for this opportunity. I learned so much during my time at the court. If not for this program,  I would not have known about this opportunity to help both my student and professional career. This internship helped guide me to new ideas about the future and what directions I may take. Now I can focus on my next big task at hand, finding a job. Again, thank you for allowing me to participate in this program." - Andrew Henson, English major

"Since I was a kid I had always wanted to work as a writer for my favorite local publication, Creative Loafing. I recently was able to do just that, as an intern through the English Department. It was a dream come true for me, and it only got better when they asked me to stay on as a contributing writer after my internship ended." - Victoria Creasy, English major

For internship information, please contact:

Dr. Greg Wickliff, Associate Professor
Phone: 704-687-0617
UNC Charlotte
Fretwell 290H
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001