English majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience and course credit through an internship in their field of interest during their junior or senior year. Internships for academic credit give students practical, hands-on experience, allowing them to explore their career choices before graduating.
The English Department at Assumption College offers internships at more than 70 professional sites in central Massachusetts. Students can intern with publishing companies, newspapers, magazines, nonprofit organizations, theaters, radio stations, television stations, political organizations, internet providers, public relations groups, and advertising agencies.
Double major in Secondary Education and English Literature '17
Internship: Student Teacher in a 7th grade classroom at Forest Grove Middle School
"Student teaching has taught me how to adjust based on student needs, and how to manage a classroom on my own. My experience has showed me that real classroom experience is the only thing that can really show you what teaching is actually like. I could not have accomplished any of my growth and progress without the help of the education department here at Assumption."
Double major in Secondary Education and English Literature ‘17
Internship: Student Teacher at Burncoat Middle School
“ I taught a 7th grade, honors 8th grade, and a 7th grade ELL/special ed inclusion class. With all of the microteaching exercises, CSLs, and pre-practicum experiences I’ve had at Assumption, it felt very comfortable to get in front of a class every day and transition into being a teacher. I've learned that working closely with experts in the field is an extremely valuable experience.”
Current and recent internships include:
WGBH Boston offers internships in writing, production, and public relations for programs including The Antiques Roadshow, The American Experience and This Old House.
The American Cancer Society offers internships in writing, editing, public relations, community development, and educational liaison.
Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau interns write press releases, interview public figures and celebrities, work to develop special events and festivals.
WHDH-TV 7 Boston offers internships in newsroom writing, including feature stories, sports and entertainment broadcasting, cyber-journalism, public relations and editing.
PULSE Magazine offers internships in journalism, marketing, editing, and public relations.
Boston Globe offers journalism and online web journalism, layout and design, and editing.
Worcester Telegram and Gazette offers writing and editing opportunities in every department.
WAAF offers training in broadcasting, public relations, writing, and advertising.
Davis Publishing offers interns a choice of editing, graphic design, public relations, and technical writing opportunities.
Local public and private schools provide aspiring teachers with opportunities to develop classroom management skills and share their passions for English literature with their students.