Jobs & Internships

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ENGL 488 & 490: Internship Courses

More information and documents for preparing for internships is available at two websites maintained by Dr. Jennifer Bay. Please note the distinction between ENGL488 and ENGL490. Both are accepted for the professional writing internship requirement, but they function differently. Usually available during summer, any student in the College of Liberal Arts can take ENGL490 for credit. Offered annually (usually during the fall semester), ENGL 488 meets weekly as a class and students complete 10 or more hours of onsite work. Generally, students in 488 are professional writing majors while 490 includes students from across the college. Students may earn credit for both if and only if they have two different internships.

ENGL48800: Internship in Professional Writing
ENGL49000: Summer Internship

Past Internship Opportunities

Students have found internships locally at high technology and not-for-profit organizations, some affiliated with Purdue, while others have gone further afield to Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville in a variety of businesses and industries. Great internships begin with your career goals and interests in mind, and students are encouraged to work closely with professional writing faculty to determine the best internships to support their career goals and interests.

Recent internships sites include:

  • Above the Fold Magazine / EZAdsPro
  • Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
  • Find Eight Digital Marketing
  • Food Finders Food Bank
  • Go Greener Commission of Greater Lafayette
  • Greater Lafayette Museum of Art
  • Homestead CS
  • IBM
  • Imagination Station
  • Indianapolis Monthly
  • International Center
  • IU Health
  • Journal and Courier
  • Lafayette Adult Resource Academy
  • Lafayette Crisis Center
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry
  • League of Women Voters
  • Legal Aid
  • Mentzer Printing Ink
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Purdue Convocations
  • Purdue Marketing and Communications
  • Purdue University Press
  • School Datebooks
  • Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Association
  • Treefrog Marketing
  • Trinity Mission
  • Wiley Publishing
  • YWCA of Greater Lafayette

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Bay before contacting any of these internship sites directly.