English Department Internships Made Easy
Internships—along with minor(s), work experience, extracurricular activities, study abroad, computer literacy, and so on—can round out your English major nicely and prepare you more fully for your post-graduate career. Putting your English skills to the test in a workplace environment gives you experienced confidence in pursuing career goals.
- Begin your internship search by going to the website for BYU’s Internship Office (saas.byu.edu/intern) and peruse the site to familiarize yourself with our internship programs and policies. You’ll find information on every aspect of internships, including lists of BYU providers and well as lists of other internship listings. We're in the process of developing a data base of interniships especially suitable for majors within our college. Chack the college website (http://human.byu.edu), click on "For Students," and then select "Internships".
- There are also internships stipends available by application ($500 local, $1,000 notional, $2,000 international) for non-BYU and non-Church Office Building internships. Apply for these stipends after you obtain your internship.
- The English Department also receives requests from companies for interns. We publish these opportunities in "The English Scoop" emailed weekly to all English majors. Plus, we're on Facebook (BYU English epartment Internships); Twitter (ABYUEnglintern); Blogspot (byuenglishinternships. blogspot.com), and email (email@example.com). Check out all these great resources!
- It’s up to you to arrange your own internship. You can make use of all the university and personal resources available to you, but no one is going to do your work for you. Hustling an internship will prepare you for hustling your first full-time job and, most importantly, remind you that you're in charge of your life, education, and career. We don't give internship credit for regular employment.
- Once you land that internship, you should use BYU’s new IRAMS system (available through the Internship Office home page by clicking on “Internship Application” or through Route Y by typing "Intern01" in the Quick URL box or through the AIM registration system) to apply for English 399R internship credit if you wish.
- Once you complete the application, the system will forward it to the department’s internship coordinator for approval or denial. Immediately arrange to meet with the coordinator personally to discuss the internship in detail, to get final approval, and to receive the necessary internship materials for 399R. Remember, you don't have to sign up for 399R to do your internship-only if you want academic credit.
- Approved applications move on to BYU’s Internship Office for approval or denial. You’ll get an email with an explanation in the case of a denied application. Once your internship is approved, you must register for English 399R (and pay tuition) to receive credit. The Kennedy Center handles all international internships.
- BYU internship policy stipulates that internship credit can't be awarded retroactively. No exceptions. Final approval for English internship applications must be completed before the second week of the semester or term of the internship. Further, internship providers must be registered and approved by BYU. Your internship can be approved before your provider's approval is finalized.
- The department can approve up to 9.0 total hours of internship credit for English 399R, which translates to a minimum of 150 hours of work (preferably on-site) or approximately 10 hours per week during a regular semester per 3.0 credit hours. Internship credit is awarded in 3.0-hour increments to ensure substantive internship experiences. We don't do piecemeal interships.
- English 399R requires weekly reports, three substantial internship reports, and a midterm and final evaluation comleted by the intern's on-site supervisor. You can apply English 399R to general university credit requirements but 399R doesn't fulfill any English major or minor elective requirements.