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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, you must have junior or senior standing. You can do an internship during semester or the summer. If you have a summer internship that is appropriate for English credit, keep in mind you’ll need to pay tuition for any credits you earn.
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:
Dr. Mary Anne Lutz
307-D Dunkle Hall
For a Field Experience to be applied to the Journalism minor, please contact:
Mr. Andy Duncan
313-B Dunkle Hall
Some examples of internship sites and typical writing opportunities:
Frostburg and Cumberland area
Beyond the ‘Burg