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Our internship program allows you to apply the knowledge and skills you are learning to practical workplace experience. 

Internships offer you the opportunity to write, research, edit, and make professional connections. You can earn academic credit for up to two internships completed in different semesters. When you are thinking about applying for an intern position, keep in mind two main criteria: 

  • The internship should involve significant time writing in a professional setting
  • You should be supervised by someone on-site who can teach you relevant professional skills and is willing to provide a progress report and final evaluation

We offer a wide selection of internships for our students. If the pre-education option interests you, there are opportunities to work with local schools. If you are interested in professional writing or editing, we offer on-campus options including the Virginia Tech Magazine and University Relations along with off-campus opportunities including The Southwest Times. If you are engaged in the pre-law option, you may consider an internship with the Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. The list of internships changes from semester to semester, but several sample locations are included. For more information about any internship on the list, contact Dawn Knight at


We focus on undergraduate education that teaches you about the cultures, movements, authors, and texts that have enriched literature over the years. Graduates of our programs are employed as writers, professors, attorneys, and social media coordinators. 

English Recent Jobs

Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech offers a variety of services including career exploration, job searching, resume analysis, and interview training.

Other career-related resources include:

English Career Connections

This annual careers and networking event is hosted by the department's Distinguished Alumni Board. Meet the members and learn how their background in English has helped them on their journeys to successful careers in law, finance, education, IT, aeronautics, conservation, and more. The schedule includes practice interviews, personalized resume reviews, and other career search-related activities.

Departmental Academic Advisor

Dawn Knight
Advising Coordinator
329C Shanks Hall

Experiential Coordinator

Katherine Hall
​Coordinator, Bridge ​Experience ​Program
Internship Coordinator and Instructor
329​A​ Shanks Hall