“So what are you going to do with that English major?”

Helping schools, organizations, and communities tell their stories is just one way you'll put your English major to work.


Internships for English Majors was founded in 2021 to enhance the employability of UCI English majors. The program runs each fall and offers paid internships in marketing and communications and adjacent fields in both campus and off-campus positions. Positions are limited and priority will be given to juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students should be available to work 5-10 hours per week, and they must enroll in Writing 197 (Monday's 2:00-3:00pm).

Faculty Director, 2024: Professor Rebecca Davis, radavis@uci.edu

Fall 2024 Deadlines

Information Session: Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm; slides available here
Deadline for Fall 2024 program: May 17, 2024
Application link: https://forms.gle/3bXZ6ZQCDXugsLk76
Notification of acceptance: June 14, 2024
Register for WR197: July, 2024. Get enrollment code from Professor Davis.
Placement with an employer: July / August, 2024
Onboarding: Meet your employer, get on payroll, submit MOU, August/ September 2024
Fall program begins: Monday, September 30, 2024

Read more (article, January 2024)

You may also be interested in this new Climate Communications Internship Program, for Humanities Majors.

Meet our Fall 2021 interns & employers

In 2021, we placed 25 English majors in paid internships across the campus and community.

Here's what they learned.

Read on-the-job writing produced by our interns:

Madame Modjeska Promo Image
Bringing to life Madame Modjeska's Fairytale, by Mia Hammett
New Slate, dancing students
New Slate brings collaboration and kindness, by Jezebel Ramirez-Robles
Sishir Jayanthi
Student commencement speaker to emphasize brighter days ahead, by Sherry Ngo
Film strip of three images showcasing UCI Humanities experiential learning

Learning through experience

UCI humanities students take their studies outside the classroom

For information, please contact Professor Julia Lupton, jrlupton@uci.edu. We are always seeking new employers and donors to help grow this program!