Receive up to four academic credits for an academic internship.

    Internships can be taken for either 2 or 4 credits; internships that are 11-12 hours or more per week are eligible for 4 credits. Two credit internships must be taken pass/fail.  Four-credit internships can be taken either pass/fail or for a letter grade.

    One internship taken for a letter grade can count for elective credit for the English major. Internships for the Journalism and Editing & Publishing or Creative Writing minors can be taken pass/fail. See our Courses and Requirements page for more information on distribution and credits. 

    All students earning credit for an internship must complete weekly journal entries. Students earning 2- credit pass/fail internship must complete a 2-3 page reflection paper. Students with a 4-credit pass/fail internship must complete a 4-5 page reflection paper. Students earning a grade for the internships must complete a 7-8 page reflection paper that includes at least 2 secondary sources, which will be chosen in consultation with the Internship coordinator.

     If you are interested in doing an internship for credit, contact Dr. Elizabeth O’Connor, the department’s internship coordinator, to discuss your plans and options. In order to receive academic credit, students must be registered for an academic internship PRIOR to the first day of work. Refer to the Academic Internships web page to access the necessary forms.


    Internship Resources



    Places Our Students Have Interned

    • Apollo Theatre (NYC)
    • Biggs Museum (DE)
    • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (St. Michaels, MD)
    • Hagley Museum (DE)

    • LGBT Community Center (NYC)

    • Library of Congress Center for the Book (DC)

    • Library of Congress Publishing Office (DC)

    • Maryland State Archives (Annapolis)

    • National Endowment for the Humanities (DC)

    • National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC)

    • Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (DC)

    • Winterthur Museum & Library (DE)

    • Delaware Business Newss
    • Delaware State News

    • The Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD)

    • Delaware Today 

    • Jackson Hole Daily News (WY)

    • Kent County News (Chestertown, MD)

    • PI Magazine (remote)

    • Salisbury Daily Times (Salisbury, MD)

    • Washington Blade

    • Today Media Custom Communications (Baltimore, MD)

    • The Washington Blade (DC)

    • WCTR (Chestertown, MD)

    • 24PearlStreet (remote)

    • Alan Squire Publishing
    • Copper Canyon Press (Washington)

    • The Etruscan Press (remote)

    • Prestwick House Publishing (Smyrna, DE)

    • Random House, marketing department (NJ)

    • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Lanham, MD)

    • The Summerset Review (NY)

    • Triada U.S. Literary Agency (remote)

    • Cherry Tree, Washington College’s national literary journal

    • Rose O’Neill Literary House

    • English Department

    • The Elm, the student newspaper

    • The Pegasus, the student yearbook

    • Washington College Review
    • 52nd St. Project (NYC)

    • Accenture POD Marketing (NYC)

    • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (Easton, MD)

    • Gotham Comedy Club (NYC)

    • Midshore Pro Bono (remote)

    • Reading is Fundamental (DC)

    • US LI Life Insurance (Wayne, PA)

    Internship Stories 

    Teddy Friedline

    Class of 2022 • Intern Experience
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    Emma Campbell

    Class of 2022 • Intern Experience
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    Erica Quinones

    Class of 2022 • Intern Experience
    Read Erica's Story