Think big after graduation

English Majors go on to work in a wide variety of fields including teaching, creative writing, non-profit work, and many more

Students in the Department of English at Western Michigan University may complete internships with local businesses and non-profits. Some of these internships are paid, while others fulfill elective credit as ENGL 4950.

Career and Student Employment Services

The Department of English partners with Career and Student Employment Services to identify internship and employment opportunities that seek expertise in writing. Complete a profile at Handshake so employers can contact you. Attend Career fairs to meet employers and find opportunities. Schedule an appointment with a Career Development Specialist to find out how you can find your fit!

See what our English graduates have gone on to do!

Rhetoric and writing studies internships

Students have recently interned with the following organizations:

A number of organizations have teamed-up with the rhetoric and writing studies program to establish competitive internships offered each semester. If you’re interested in a specific opportunity, please contact Dr. Brian Gogan.