Internships

Credit for external internships

The English major whose external internship involves skills appropriate to the English Program may qualify for academic credit in English X373: Professional Practice in English. The number of credits is dependent on the work requirement of the internship (3 credit hours is worth approximately 150 hours per term or 10 hours of work per week). If you are considering an external internship, read the full course description for X373, including prerequisites and restrictions, in the College Bulletin.

As noted in the course description, credit for X373 is arranged only in advance of the internship activity. An application for credit requires a description of the internship activity submitted by the employer and identification of the person responsible for supervising the activity.

Students are required to keep a reflective journal throughout the internship, to be checked by the director of undergraduate studies at the middle and end of the semester. The grade is awarded only after receipt of an evaluation form completed by the internship supervisor and an internship report prepared by the student.

If you are interested, email a letter of application and the provider’s description of the internship to: IU English Internship Program, Department of English, c/o Jody Hays.

Credit for internal internships

The English major awarded an internal internship is eligible to enroll for 1-3 hours of credit in English X473: Internship in English. The number of credits is dependent on the work requirement of the internship (3 credit hours is worth approximately 150 hours per term or 10 hours of work per week). If you are considering an internal internship, read the full course description for X473, including prerequisites and restrictions, in the College Bulletin.

Students are required to keep a reflective journal throughout the internal internship, to be checked by the director of undergraduate studies at the middle and end of the semester. The final grade for X473, S/F, is awarded only after receipt of an evaluation form completed by the internship supervisor and an internship report prepared by the student. (In the case of students who receive Honors College internship grants, this report may be a copy of the report required by the Honors College.)

Credit for teaching internships

The English major awarded an internal or teaching internship is eligible to enroll for 1-3 hours of credit in English X471: Teaching Internship in English. The number of credits is dependent on the work requirement of the internship (3 credit hours is worth approximately 150 hours per term or 10 hours of work per week). If you are considering a teaching internship, read the full course description for X471, including prerequisites and restrictions, in the College Bulletin.

Students are required to keep a reflective journal throughout the teaching internship, to be checked by the director of undergraduate studies at the middle and end of the semester. The final grade for X471, S/F, is awarded only after receipt of an evaluation form completed by the internship supervisor and an internship report prepared by the student. (In the case of students who receive Honors College internship grants, this report may be a copy of the report required by the Honors College.)