Internships are invaluable in that they allow students to take the skills they've learned in the classroom and apply them in a professional workplace environment related to their own career interests.
Many opportunities exist for interning. For ideas and sources for locating an internship, students can contact LVC's Career Services office. Career Services provides a list of contacts and online sources, and the English department faculty often provide details on specific internship openings.
To receive academic credit, students must receive permission from the department chairperson and all major advisers. They must also submit a completed application (available in the registrar's office) to the registrar's office and to the faculty supervisor prior to registration. In addition to any work that is required at the internship location, during the internship and at its conclusion, students also have responsibilities that serve the academic component. Students have a faculty supervisor as well as an on-site supervisor to help guide them through the process. For every one semester hour of credit, students must complete a minimum of 45 hours at the internship location.
The following are only a few of many possible internships.
Responsibilities of the English Department Intern
- Central PA Magazine
- Harrisburg Patriot News
- Central Penn Business Journal
- Hershey Chronicle
- Lebanon Daily News
- Hersheypark Arena
- Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
- American Cancer Society
- White, Good & Co. (advertising)
- Office of the First Lady - Governor's Mansion
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Suburban Cable
- WAHT-AM Radio
- Lebanon Family Health Services
- Egli, Reilly, Wolfson, Sheffey, & Schrum (attorneys)
- ENG 099 Portfolio must be completed before a student can apply for an internship
- Keep a weekly journal that is reflective in nature and submit entries electronically on a weekly basis.
- Attend weekly meetings at the college with the internship supervisor
- Deliver a PowerPoint presentation to the English department faculty that demonstrates what the student has learned.
- Submit an 8-10-page report about the experience according to guidelines.
- Create a professional portfolio for viewing at the internship presentation.