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Program Option C: Writing-related Internship


For this option, students will be required to arrange/secure their own internship with a writing-related organization. The Magid Center uses the same minimum requirements for an internship as the UI Pomerantz Career Center:

  • Professional experience which relates to writing (i.e. in publishing, marketing, grant-writing, etc.)
  • At least 80% professional work
  • Occupies at least one academic term (fall, spring or summer)
  • Requires continuous supervision by a professional in the field (not a student)
  • Must participate in the internship and take the course during the same semester
  • Must work a minimum of 6 weeks at the internship site
  • 1-3 satisfactory/unsatisfactory credit hours available based on number of hours working in internship
    • 1 credit hour for 75 hours of internship experience
    • 2 credit hours for 150 hours of internship experience
    • 3 credit hours for 225 hours of internship experience

In addition to securing the internship, students must enroll in WRIT:3900 Writing: Undergraduate Internship for 1-3 s.h. This provides departmental oversight for the internship and guides students through a series of reflections on their internship experience and how it relates to their academic, professional, and creative goals. Note that tuition is charged for credit earned; more information can be found on the Registrar's website.

Students wishing to fulfill the capstone requirement by completing a writing-related intership should make an appointment with Danny Khalastchi, director of the certificate in writing, to receive permisison to enroll in WRIT:3900. Appointments can be made via the scheduler in MyUI, or by calling our front desk at 319.384.1328.

Required Forms

WRIT:3900 Capstone Internship Application and Semester Hour Verification
WRIT:3900 Midterm Evaluation
WRIT:3900 Supervisor's Final Evaluation (Web Form)