Although the Department of English does not directly administer business internships, we do routinely share information and announcements about opportunities for internships with students majoring in English, and we offer academic credit, via English 394, for advanced students who have secured internships. These internships are usually in such fields as publishing, editing, and public relations. Students who are searching for internship opportunities are encouraged to use the resources of the Career Center and of the Center for Experiential Learning, both of which are located in Sullivan Center. Students wishing to enroll in English 394 in conjunction with an internship must have completed six courses in English and have achieved senior or second-semester junior status. An intern will normally work 12 hours a week under professional supervision and will be expected to present a portfolio of work to the director of the internship program at the end of the semester. All interested students should contact the English undergraduate programs director.
The department does offer internships in literacy in conjunction with English 393 (Literacy Internship). The literacy internship, open to all students of sophomore standing or above, is an opportunity to earn course credit by joining the Loyola Community Literacy Center (LCLC), located at 6576 N. Sheridan Rd., 773.508.2330, and teaching adults to learn to read and write in English. Our adult learners are both native-born and foreign-born; the latter predominate. The range in age from 18 to 70. Interns work in the LCLC individually with adult learners and are assisted and supervised with all phases of tutoring. Interns are required to attend orientation sessions, to tutor two nights each week and to meet with the instructor to discuss their tutoring experiences and integrate them with combining research into literacy with reflections on their experience. For information, contact Jacqueline Heckman at 773.508.2330.