Internships and Careers
Students in EMU’s Language and Literature program learn to be thoughtful practitioners with real-world experience through challenging practica, internships, community learning, and student teaching.
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About Language and Literature Internships
The Professional Internship Program is a cooperative endeavor among upper-level students, the community and the language and literature department. An internship provides an opportunity for students to explore career options and to extend their classroom experiences and learning with both job-related and academic responsibilities. Department approval is needed one semester in advance. May be taken for 1-3 SH.
Majors in English, English education and writing studies prepare students to enter a variety of fields where keen self-perception and skillful use of language are valuable. These fields include education, journalism, publishing, film production, creative writing, law, medicine, psychiatry, business, library science, Christian missions, and church and school administration.
Majors in Spanish and Spanish education provide a broad liberal arts background that can be used as a basis for a variety of graduate programs as well as professional programs. Graduates are also prepared to work with various agencies in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries.
Careers in language and literature include teaching in public and Christian schools; teaching English to speakers of other languages; editing; translating; free-lance writing; news reporting; broadcasting; advertising; and advocating positive public relations for non-profit associations, businesses, universities, hospitals, and other organizations.