Writing Internship Program


How do I apply for the Writing Internship Program (WIP)?

You can contact Uma Krishnan, the Director of Writing Internship Program at ukrishna@kent.edu, to get more information on what materials need to submitted along with the application form.

Where can I get an application for the program?

Internship applications are available in 206 Satterfield Hall. Please pick these up and return to Uma Krishnan 206E Satterfield Hall,  or download application and email to ukrishna@kent.edu

Download the Application

When do I need to submit the application?

In order to participate in the internship program , your complete application along with all supplemental materials must be submitted to Uma Krishnan 206E Satterfield Hall,  or email to ukrishna@kent.edu.

Application Deadline:

Spring Semester: March 5th

Fall Semester: October 5th

How do I know if I qualify to participate in the Writing Internship Program (WIP)?

Course Requirements & Expectations

The WIP is a 3-credit-hour course that satisfies the requirement for an upper-level writing intensive course. All majors who have taken at least one of the following prerequisite courses/advisor recommendation or a 3.0 GPA in their major/s may apply:

  • Potential internship applicants must have Junior or Senior standing. 
  • Writing in Business (ENG 30061)

  • Principles of Technical Writing (ENG 30062)

  • Professional Writing (ENG 30063)

  • Argumentative Prose Writing (ENG 30064)

  • Writing in the Public Sphere (ENG 30066)

  • Senior Seminar (ENG 49091)

What type of course credit will I receive for participating in the internship program, is it a paid experience?

The Writing Internship Program places you in an internship where you will receive three (3) credit hours of upper division elective course credits towards your English major or minor or practicum. There is no monetary pay for the internship.

Is my internship location pre-decided? Do I get a choice in where I want to spend my semester working?

The Writing Internship Program will place you based on your interests and talents.

Will the Writing Internship benefit me even if English is not my primary focus because I am double majoring or minoring in English?

Yes. The Writing Internship Program will work with you to find an internship placement best suited to your multifaceted needs to best prepare you for your future career plans. The skills you learn through this program will travel with you throughout your lifetime and can be applied to many different settings. 

What do I need to know as a student before I apply to this program?

Absolutely; the typical student intern participating in the Writing Internship Program is a self-motivated, self-reliant, independent-thinking student. He or she is comfortable with taking on responsibilities and is a problem-solver, who can think on his/her feet and navigate the unexpected internship situations. The intern must be able to meet due dates and work with the Internship coordinator, onsite supervisor, and colleagues at the internship sites.

Can the Writing Internship Program be used for Honors course credit?

Actually, there is a separate section of the Writing Internship Program course registration devoted exclusively as an Honors course to serve Kent State’s Honors students. Please keep in mind, registering for the Honors section of the internship will include a few additional responsibilities as an intern in order to qualify you to receive Honors course credit.

How many hours per week will I spend at my internship location?

You are required to spend 10 hours per week at your internship location. You will work with your supervisor at your internship site to determine your schedule.