–Alexa Keenan, BS 2015
We encourage technical writing & communication majors to complete an internship after junior year or during senior year. Internships give you a real-world opportunity to contribute to the success of a business or organization while gaining hands-on experience to enhance your formal education. It can also help you build your professional network and secure a job after graduation!
Academic skill areas for technical communication internships:
- Writing and editing
- Conducting research in science, technology, or legal issues and public policy
- Working on computer applications, websites, graphics, and visual presentations
- Participating in organizational or intercultural communication strategies
- Participating in information design and project management
- Developing communication materials for government, education, business, scientific and technical fields, or other related fields
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You have two options for internships: a 3-credit approved internship or a non-credit internship. For credit, you can enroll in Internship in Technical Writing & Communication (WRIT 4196), the 3-credit internship course that fulfills a technical writing & communication major elective. The internship position must be approved by Internship Coordinator & Instructor Barb Horvath before you register for WRIT 4196. More information about WRIT 4196, including tips for locating an internship, is available on our internship course page.
If you are doing an unpaid internship, you should consider applying for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship.
–Carah Kucharski, BS 2014