Internship Listings and Search Tips
Students are expected to secure an internship on their own. Here are some resources that may help you search for opportunities:
- Standing Internships for SLU English Majors: The English Department working in conjunction with the SLU English Language Center has established two fall internships exclusively available to SLU English majors. Information for these can be found here.
- Student Opportunities Blast: Each academic year the English Department receives information about internship opportunities. These solicitations and job ads are compiled as they come in and distributed via email as a monthly or bi-monthly Student Opportunities blast. To stay informed about these incoming opportunities, be sure you are subscribed to the English Major listserv.
- SLU's Career Link Database: Another place to search for internships is at Career Link, Saint Louis University's online database for employment opportunities.
- External Resources: Some websites that may help you find internships include: InternMatch, Intern Inc, Internships.com, Idealist.org, Interns.org. You might consider querying organizations that focus on writing and editing skills such as literary journals and magazines, film and media production companies, and non-profits or arts organizations such as St. Louis Poetry Center, St. Louis Writers Guild, or the St. Louis Art Museum.
Internships are competitive, and you apply for them as you would apply for a job, i.e., by submitting a resume, cover letter, and other relevant sample of skills and achievements. The SLU Student Success Center on campus is a great resource for helping you develop strong application materials and prepare for interviews. You are encouraged to make an appointment with a career advisor and explore the Center's online career service resources.