What type of internship should I pursue?
- A master's degree in English offers training in the skills needed to succeed in many
fields. Graduates with English degrees are qualified for positions in business, law,
publishing, entertainment, radio and television, and museum work, to name a few.
- It is important for you to learn about your options and develop a plan that will
enable you to achieve your goals. An internship in a field of interest can be a great
place to start. If you don’t know where to begin, visit the Career Development Services
website’s “what can I do with this major?”
How do I find an internship in my field of interest?
There are several excellent resources for locating an appropriate internship:
- Make an appointment with the Office of Internships and Cooperative Programs.
- Visit FGCU’s Career Development Services website, which provides valuable information about FGCU’s internship policies and procedures,
as well as the resources available to FGCU students.
- Make an appointment to speak with a Career Development Services advisor.
- Attend recruitment events: Career Development Services and the PAGES program host
events related to job and internship throughout the year, as well as employer information
- Visit one of these user-friendly websites that help to connect aspiring interns with
prospective businesses and organizations:
- EagleCareerLink: this is FGCU’s centralized internship monitoring system. You can use it to search
for potential internship opportunities, and this is where you will register for your
internship once it is approved by the Department of Language and Literature’s Internship
- Indeed.com: this is a website external to FGCU where you can locate internship opportunities
in your area.
- Idealist.org: this is an external website specifically for people interested in working for non-profit
- Contact FGCU’s Office of Service Learning: all of the businesses and organizations
for which FGCU students volunteer to gain service-learning hours can also be sources
of internship opportunities.
How do I make myself marketable?
- Develop a professional resume, highlighting your skills, accomplishments, and experience.
- Write a cover letter tailored to each internship.
- Create a LinkedIn account. *The Office of Career Development Services can help you to develop all of
Once I have secured an internship opportunity, how do I go about registering for it?
- Complete and sign the Internship Proposal Form (IPF).
- With your internship supervisor, complete an Internship Schedule and Assignments document,
which should include:
Internship Position Title
Description of responsibilities
Learning Outcomes and Strategies
Application of Academic Knowledge
Skills to Be Developed
Internship Assessment Method
- Email the Internship Proposal Form and the Internship Schedule to the English MA Coordinator,
Dr. Masami Sugimori.
These documents must be submitted at least two weeks preceding the semester in which
the internship begins. Upon approval, the MA Coordinator will create a CRN, and the
intern must register for the course through Gulfline and complete a Verification of
- Once your internship is approved, send an email to the MA Coordinator requesting that
your internship be registered with the Office of Internships and Cooperative Programs.
In this email, state 1) the intern’s name and UIN number 2) the name of the employer/the
sponsor of the internship 3) the name of the internship supervisor 4) the email address
of the internship supervisor.
How many credit hours should I register for?
ENG 6940 English Master’s Internship is a variable-credit courses (0-6 credit hours).
The number of credit hours corresponds to the total number of hours you and your internship
supervisor expect you to do internship work over the course of the semester.
One credit hour corresponds to 45 hours of internship work, so you would apply the
45 hours of work = 1 credit hour
90 hours of work = 2 credit hours
135 hours of work = 3 credit hours
180 hours of work = 4 credit hours
225 hours of work = 5 credit hours
270 hours of work = 6 credit hours
Note: The 0-credit option is for students who would like to have the internship on their
transcripts regardless of the number of hours worked. The same internship requirements
and Canvas assignments for ENG 6940 apply to this option as well.
What is required for successful completion of an internship?
- You must complete all hours and tasks agreed upon by you and your internship supervisor.
- For ENG 6940, you must submit all of the following assignments via the course’s Canvas
- Attendance Verification Quiz (Canvas)
- New Experience Application (EagleCareerNetwork)
- Internship Logs (via “Track Hours” on EagleCareerNetwork)
- Mid-Semester Evaluation (EagleCareerNetwork)
- Student Self-Evaluation (EagleCareerNetwork)
- Semester Report (EagleCareerNetwork)
- Program Evaluation (EagleCareerNetwork)
- Career Research Project (a writing assignment; Canvas)
Once you register for ENG 6940, you will have access to the course Canvas site throughout
your internship semester. The Canvas site includes both the course syllabus and all