Coursework gives you knowledge. Internships give you confidence for a job. Writing ability gives you skills to follow your dream. Let us help you succeed.


English major Karlos Smith (’16) & his internship mentors from the Midland Theater & FamFest

The Minor in Professional Writing  gives you practical experience in the kinds of 21st century writing used by businesses, non-profits, government and social service agencies.  With just five classes–including a GEC and a personalized high-level internship–the minor can be added to any degree plan.

Our partnerships with local workplaces are the key to the success of our program. Click here for the list of internship sites of our first three classes of interns.



Students in English 4150 write grant proposals for real community organizations, with the winning proposal netting the local organization a small grant. Here Communication major Mikala Grubaugh (’15) presents a check to The Works. Mikala went on to intern at The Works.

Check out these pages to give your major–any major–an edge, and give yourself the confidence and respect that comes from strong skills and real-world experience.

Minors add valuable work experience to their resume and writing portfolio by completing projects for clients both in teams and individually in community writing internships.

A minor in professional writing prepares majors in any field with the specific skills to handle what’s needed in today’s work world. Why minor in professional writing? Click here for some reasons.

Workplace Partners


English major James Eblin (’14) interned in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations and then went on to paid employment with the office when his internship ended.

Our program relies on the contributions of our workplace partners, and we take pride in the trust that they invest in our students. Visit these pages if you would like to learn more about hosting an intern.

We have students from a variety of majors and backgrounds that we assign to internship sites based on the skills they can offer. Click here for the list of internship sites of our first six classes of interns.