Internships and Careers

General Information and Advice

If you are an English major with a 3.0 or better GPA and plan to pursue an unpaid internship where you will utilize the skills that you are developing as a major (such as a publishing, editing, or journalism internship), you may consider applying to earn unit credit in the Department for your work via the English 195I Internship Credit course. The staff undergraduate advisor has more information on this possibility. Note that applications for department internship credit must be submitted in advance of the internship beginning, and require the participation of a faculty member willing to supervise as the internship progresses.

Listed below are some resources to explore.

Working Your Degree (CNNFN)


Career Services. Internships (UCSB)

Internships at the Smithsonian


Gevirtz School of Education (UCSB)

Teaching English Forum

Academic Employment Network

Publishing and Editing


Bureau of Labor Statistics


Journalism Jobs (Berkeley)

Riley Guide: Writing, Broadcasting and Journalism Jobs

Professional Writing

Glossary of Writing Careers

Advertising, Marketing, and Media

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales

Riley Guide: Sales, Advertising, and Marketing

Government Jobs: Advertising and Media

Professional Associations

California Teacher's Association

National Council for English Teachers

Modern Language Association

American Society of Newspaper Editors

Association of American Publishers

Magazine Publishers of America

National Writers Union