Careers — Internships
The entry-level job of 10 years ago is the internship of today. Like it or not, small and medium sized employers don't usually train anyone or have entry-level jobs — they just don't have the time or money. But as an English major you can earn up to 18 credits doing internships. Doing one or more locally during the semester can give you the credibility to do a national or international one during the summer later in your college career.
As the skills of an English major are highly competitive in the marketplace, you may be surprised by the variety of internships available to you. Career Services runs internship and co-op informational sessions every Monday at 5:00 PM and Tuesday at 12:45 PM in 508 Goodell. Popular and recurring internships suited to English majors are the UMass Press, UMass Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, The Daily Collegian, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, and The Valley Advocate. However, recently English interns have also worked for the Children's Hospital in Boston, Axiom Insurance, Executive Forum Magazine, Representative Niki Tsongas, Tufts University of Medicine, Walden Media LLC and WSHM-TV Springfield.
To search for the most current internships available, go to eRecruiting: http://umass.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp
For the manual on how to use eRecruiting go to: http://www.umass.edu/careers/documents/eRecruitingGuide.pdf
To read more, go to the internship blog at http://umassfieldexperiences.blogspot.com/