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Employers want people who can write, read and think critically, work independently and in teams, adapt to changing situations, learn and use digital technologies, and solve problems quickly and ethically. Learn more about how internships can help you develop those skills and connect with your advisor for additional information.


Do an internship for course credit

English students may be able to earn course credit while doing an internship. Talk to your adviser about which class works for you.

ENG 450: English Internship (2-6 credits)

An internship of the English Department to offer its majors and minors opportunities to learn, on the job, how to apply language skills acquired from course work. Students can select jobs or field experiences related to writing and communication skills. These experiences could be with government agencies, business firms, and industry or community agencies locally or throughout the U.S. While many internships are remunerative, not all are necessarily so. Only jobs and experiences approved by an adviser in the English Department and the department chairperson are acceptable for credit. Students interning will be expected to make regular reports to their English adviser and to comply with any course arrangements that the adviser should deem suitable. Applies only to rhetoric/writing emphasis of the English major and to the professional writing minor. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: junior standing; consent of adviser; a cumulative GPA of 2.50 required. Consent of instructor. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


ENG 452: Professional and Technical Writing Practicum (3 credits)

This course is designed as a capstone practicum for the professional and technical writing minor. Students will participate in an internship (practicum) and also in weekly online activities. In addition to offering workplace writing experience, this course will cover issues of professionalism and legalities of writing for an organization. Students will discuss their experiences and learned knowledge as they engage in reflective practice as professionals. The course will end with the completion of a web-based professional portfolio. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; junior standing. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Spring.

How to find an internship
Examples of English internships

Examples of general English internships

Internships external to UWL 

Lynn and Company – Marketing Intern 

Mississippi Valley Printing – News Reporter Intern 

Mississippi Valley Conservancy – Intern

Internships at UWL 

English Department – Peer Mentor, Writing Tutor 

English Department – Writing Program Intern

The Racquet Press – Editor 


Examples of PTW internships

Internships external to UWL

Allergychoices, Inc. – Communications Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region – Communications Intern

GENA Neighborhood Association – Communications/Social Media Intern 

The Game Haus – Content Writer 

Gundersen Health System – Corporate Communications Intern 

More Than Just Great Dancing – Website Intern

Global Treks and Adventures – Research and Writing Intern

Symmetry – Marketing Intern 

Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. – Marketing and Communications Intern 

Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. – Brand Management Intern

Coldwell Banker – Real Estate Marketing Intern

La Crosse County Historical Society – Public Relations Intern 

La Crosse County Historical Society – Collections Assistant Intern

Riverfront, Inc. – Marketing and Communications Intern 

Grandview Emerson Neighborhood Association – Communications Intern 

YMCA – Marketing and Social Media Intern 

Vendi Advertising – Creative Department Design Intern

La Crosse Children's Museum – Communications Intern

Aptiv – Communications Intern

GROW La Crosse – Marketing and Communications Intern

Kind for Congress – Campaign Intern 

Kind for Congress – Writing and Social Media Intern 

Quincy Media, Inc. – Social Media Content Creation Intern

United States Department of State – Office of Public Engagement Intern 

Target Walleye – Social Media Intern 

US Army Corps of Engineers – Writing Intern

Organic Valley – Communications Intern

Great Rivers United Way – Grant Writing Intern

Mississippi Valley Conservancy – Grant Writing and Fundraising Intern


Internships at UWL 

Career Services – Event Planning Intern

English Department – Marketing and Outreach Communication Intern

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Resource CenterWeb Content Writing Intern

Office of International Education and Engagement – Web Content Writing Writing Intern