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Internship Course ENGL 4960

The Internship in Writing and Editing

ENGL 4960 is designed to let students complete internships in writing, publishing, public relations, journalism, and other fields. Course credit varies from 3 to 12 credit hours. Students may take the course more than once, working two or more internships for up to a total of 12 hours.

There are no classes for this course. However, you are expected to submit a portfolio of your work at the end of the internship. Students from any campus may register for ENGL 4960 during the “cross-campus registration period.”

Have Questions?

Contact Dr. Steven Brehe,
Internship Supervisor

Email: sbrehe@ung.edu
Phone: 706-864-1349

Registering and Expectations

Getting Started

  1. Locate a site for your internship. 
    • If you would like assistance finding an internship, Dr.Brehe can provide a list of sites and discuss where your interests may fit.
    • Out-of-state-internship sites are allowed. However, you will need to have agreements between the university and state, as required by State Authorization laws.
    • Georgia offers two full-time paid internships in the state government.
  2. Ensure that the internship will total approximately 200 works hours for 3-hour course credit.
  3. Obtain approval for internship arrangements from the Career Services office nearest you and sign a Work Agreement form (PDF)
  4. Meet with Dr. Brehe on the Dahlonega campus to go over plans and expectations.
  5. Register for ENGL 4960 as you would for any “cross-campus” course.

 Course Work

  1. Read the course syllabus, available from Dr. Brehe or on D2L when the course begins.
  2. Read a relevant book of significance in the field in which you are working. 
    •  Your site supervisor might have a suitable title to suggest.
  3. Email a weekly activity report to the internship supervisor by Friday of each week during the internship.  
  4. After the internship is over, complete paperwork with Career Services.
    • This includes the site supervisor filling out an evaluation form provided by Career Services.
  5.  The final step will be to compile a portfolio to submit for the Department of English.
    • An essay about your reading
    • An essay about your work experience
    • Substantial samples of your work
    • The English department keeps the portfolio

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