need a job ... ?

We've assembled an extensive list of job sites specifically tailored for our students. Click here.

Or an internship...?

The English Department can place interns in more than 60 local and national organizations. And if you don't see one you like, we're happy to figure out an organization or agency that you can like. Click here for an American Society of Magazine Editors list .

Or, a paid state internship

The state has up to 75 paid summer internships in fields that range from historic sites and shipwrecks to aquariums. Click on the State Government Internship Guide for more information.


dow jones news fund

The platinum internship for writers and editors. These competitive paid summer internships in business reporting, news, multimedia and sports copy pave the way for top-flight careers. With this on your resume, doors open. Here are the details and the application. Nervous about the test? Take a look at these past tests.

UNCw preliminary test

Before the Dow Jones signs you up, you have to take a grammar, punctuation, current affairs test given on the campus each fall. Contact student media advisor Bill DiNome for details on time and place.


publishing jobs

No matter how tight the job market, there is always plenty of movement in the publishing industry. Here is an up-to-date listing of such jobs as literary assistant, copy editor, editorial assistant and much, much more.

wanted: copy editors

Checking grammar, punctuation and facts may not be glamorous, but there is always a need for good copyeditors. Take a look at a current list of open jobs.


Spring intern application deadline

Nov. 18

Summer intern application deadline

April 18

Fall intern application deadline

April 18



Want an Internship?


The English Department places interns locally and nationally with more than 60 agencies, newspapers and TV stations.


If you already have an internship in mind, come on in and talk to us; most of the time, we can make it happen for you.


Are You Eligible?


Check to see if you are eligible by answering five questions. (Flash)


(Text-only version here)

Make an Appointment


If the answers to all of the questions in the eligibility test were yes, you're ready for the next step.


Make an appointment with Colleen Reilly, the Internship Coordinator, to start the paperwork.



Phone: 910-962-7548


Office: Morton 157

Before You Come In



Download this form and fill it out in Word before you come in.


Here is a set of guidelines on what you can expect from an internship with the English Department.


It's a good idea to read this over.

Our Interns - See the Possibilities

Angela Hunt - Photo by Angela Hunt for The Seahawk

The Wall Street Journal

Angela Hunt won the 2012 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award. It comes with $10,000 and an internship for the summer 2013 at The Wall Street Journal.

Here is an interview with Fox News that Angela gave in July.

Michelle Salyga

Rodale Press in New York City

Michelle Salyga spent the Spring 2012 semester in this major publishing house.


Alexa McCarthy

Washington Nationals

Alexa McCarthy combined a love for baseball with her desire to write by landing a Summer 2012 internships with this major league DC team.

Yan Wang


Yan Wang parleyed an interest in television and news -- working for WECT and TealTV and earned an internship at CBS in New York City for the summer.

Jessica Knight

Dow Jones News Fund

Jessica Knight competed nationally to win one of only 70 editing internships. She spent two weeks of "boot camp" in Philadelphia, followed by a summer in Connecticut at the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Hartford Courant.


Read her winning essay.


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