English Internships

Discover the opportunities for career exploration that an internship could bring you.


Interested in an English Internship?

Experience the working world in a vast array of environments depending on your interests. English Department interns can apply their college education so far in real working environments in public relations, grant writing, library sciences, web content writing, social media, journalism, literary editing, legal fields, marketing, government, event management, and more.

Workplace Experience

An English Internship allows students to familiarize themselves with the working world. In their junior and senior years, English majors and minors involved in the internship program are able to see their degree in action and are able to apply what they have learned and what they are learning in a workplace environment.

Internships allow students to either validate their career paths or give them insight and the opportunity to alter their path before graduation. All the while, of course, making connections to the working world for post-graduation. Internships also lead to immediate jobs upon graduation and freelance opportunities.

Learn Real World Skills

A functioning work environment allows students to pick up and learn skills that they may not experience in a classroom environment. Interns will need to manage their own time, conduct their own research, work with employers rather than professors, and practice technical work with real data, public relations, and public speaking.

Resources for Prospective Interns

For more information, contact an Internship Coordinator:

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Dr. Michael Filas
Professor of English
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Dr. George Layng
Professor of English
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On-Campus Internships

Learn about some of the various on-campus internships offered at Westfield State University.

  • Albert & Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center

    Hear about Matthew Wilcox's Spring 2021 internship with the Albert & Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center at Westfield State University, where he was able to expand his writing for new audiences in many different forms in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

  • Dining Commons

    Hear more about Nicole Lavoie's Spring 2021 hybrid internship with Westfield State University's Dining Services, where she took away valuable skills in marketing to help her reach her goal of one day operating her own restaurant. 

  • Health Services

    Hear about Jake Mahoney's internship with campus Health Services, where he continued his work over multiple semesters to complete many extensive and hands-on projects as an outreach intern.

  • Westfield State University SGA

    Learn more about Waleed Azad's Spring 2021 internship with the Student Government Association at Westfield State University, where he was given the opportunity to dive deeper into his passion for political journalism. 

  • Student Actors Driving during a scene in the Ely Black Box Theater

    Learn about Alora Machucha's internship with Westfield State University's Theatre Arts Program, and how her projects and tasks helped her foster a connection between the theatre arts and a degree in English. 

  • Ely Library

    Elise Dube's Fall 2020 internship with the University's Ely Library enhanced her understanding of the many career paths offered within the field of library science.

Westfield State University English Department

Hear from past interns on their experience working with the University's English Department.

Westfield State University Webmaster

Hear from past interns on their experience working with the University's marketing system, WebMaster.

Westfield State University Office of Public Affairs

Hear from past interns on their experience working with the University's center of campus communication: the Office of Public Affairs.

Off-Campus Internships

Learn about a few of the many off-campus internships offered through the English Department at Westfield State University. 

  • The Berkshire Edge

    Hear about Janey Beardsley's experience in the real-world of journalism, and how The Berkshire Edge helped her learn more about her own writing skills even during an ongoing pandemic.

  • BusinessWest

    Learn more about Elizabeth Sears' experience as an intern with BusinessWest, and the insight she gained into what It takes to run a publication.

  • Interlink Publishing

    Hear from Liam Foskett about his Fall 2022 internship with Interlink Publishing of Northampton, MA, where he learned the ins and outs of the book publishing process.

  • Springfield Thunderbirds

    Hear from Shannon Roycroft about her experience in the sports broadcasting world working with the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Remote Internships

Westfield State University's English Department also offers a selection of remote internships, giving students an opportunity for real-world experience with the comfort and flexibility of managing their projects on their own time.

  • Crossroads Continuum

    Hear from Kait Carmichael about her event coordinating internship with nonprofit organization Crossroads Continuum, where she was able to enhance her networking and social media management skills.

  • Perugia Press

    Learn more about Jillian Tully's Spring 2022 internship with Perugia Press, a company founded in 1997 that aims to support and promote women's voice in print.

  • Poetry by Curt Curtin

    Hear more about Caitlynn Kelly's Spring 2021 internship with Curt Curtin Poetry, where she worked with a Westfield State University alum to strengthen the social media aspect of his work and learned more about the lasting impact that our alumni still have in the campus community today.

  • Janice Beetle Books

    Hear about Morgan Brigg's experience working with local publisher Janice Beetle Books, and how an internship heightened her expertise a field she hopes to make a career in.

  • Janice Beetle Books

    Listen to Jody Bullis talk about her experiences working with Janice Beetle Books, and what she learned about the publishing world.

Recent & Past Internship Sites


  • Naugatuck River Review and Wordpeace literary journals
  • Perugia Press
  • The Berkshire Edge 
  • Westfield State University Student Government Association 
  • Hampshire Daily Gazette 
  • Turley Publications 
  • Agawam News
  • The Common 
  • WWLP 22 News
  • MetaComet
  • The Westfield Evening News


  • Interlink Books
  • Curt Curtin Poetry 
  • Janice Beetle Books/Beetle Press 

Grant Writing 

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield 
  • Albert & Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center

Library science 

  • Westfield State University Ely Library 
  • Westfield Atheneum 
  • Agawam Public Library
  • Chicopee Public Library
  • Palmer Public Library
  • Somerset Public Library
  • Springfield Library & Public Museums

Event Coordination

  • Crossroads Continuum
  • Mass Poetry Festival
  • Stagewest
  • The Majestic Theatre
  • Springfield Orchestra Association

Public relations/Administration/Social media 

  • Westfield State University Dining 
  • Westfield State University Health Service 
  • Westfield State University Office of Public Affairs 
  • Westfield State University Theatre Arts Program 
  • Westfield State University Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA)
  • John Velis, State Senator's office (government & public affairs)
  • Westfield State University Foundation Office 
  • WSKB Community Radio (programming & underwriting) 
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital 
  • Baystate Medical Center 
  • Eastern States Exposition 
  • Amelia Park Children's Museum
  • Planned Parenthood

Teaching assistantships 

  • Westfield State University English Department 
  • STCC English Department 

Web content/Writing Administration 

  • Westfield State University WebMaster 
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Williston Northampton School
  • Andrea York Photography 

Washington Center 

  • Washington D.C. internships, varied placements