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The English Department at Frostburg State University offers opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in a number of areas. Students have gained experience working at online and print newspapers, in the university's public relations office, in social media development, and with other local and regional publications.
Why an internship?
An internship gives you practical experience in a professional setting, one that allows you to develop and refine a variety of skills. The hands-on experience you gain helps to build your resume and make you more marketable.
Who is eligible for a Field Experience or an internship?
To be eligible for an Internship in English (ENGL 495), you must be in good academic standing. The ideal candidate should have
Credit Options for Internships
ENGL 494 Field Experience in Writing: 3 credits for 9 hours work per week
ENGL 495/492 Internship in English: 6 credits (18 hours per week) or 12 credits (36 hours per week). Additional 1-credit (ENGL 492) covers the seminar meetings with the internship coordinator.
For an English Field Experience or Internship, please contact:
For a Field Experience to be applied to the Journalism minor, please contact:
Some examples of internship sites and typical writing opportunities:
Frostburg and Cumberland area
Beyond the ‘Burg
Amy is now the advertising and marketing manager for Bedford Farm Bureau Co-op in Bedford, PA. She oversees all of the advertising/marketing/communications for four locations and handles the accounting work for the Co-op’s seed and fertilizer programs. Amy: "One of the most rewarding and memorable experiences I had at FSU was an internship for Liz Medcalf in the News and Media Services office."
Kenisha is now Program Manager, in charge of the education program at the Washington Literacy Center. Kenisha: “Through my intern experience, I discovered that I preferred a life of meaningful service to others over a simple 9-5. My internship opened up my desire to work in the non-profit world. It is certainly rewarding to see a student you have worked with grasp a new task. My work is making a difference.”
Eric is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Writing, specializing in investigative journalism. Eric: “I gained invaluable workplace experience while interning as a reporter at the Cumberland Times-News. The time I spent in the newsroom prepared me for the fast-paced, deadline-driven life of a professional journalist.”