Welcome to the English Intern Program
Department of English
California State University Northridge
Welcome to the English Intern Program at CSUN, an award-winning pair
of courses that provides both the training and the experience needed to
begin a professional writing career. The year-long program is comprised
of a semester writing course, Writing for the Professions, and a
semester internship.The course and the internship together offer a proven
and powerful gateway into the working world.Graduates of the EIP are working
as writers and editors at interactive multimedia companies, banks, computer
software and hardware firms, and motion picture production houses.
The writing course, English 407, is a rigorous training
ground where student writers complete real-world assignments on the tight
deadlines common in the workplace. Students learn how to use a valuable
set of problem-solving tools called heuristics. Heuristics don't deal with
specific situations, but rather, use logical approaches to tackle many different
writing tasks. Former students who now work as writers and editors say that
they find these problem-solving strategies useful on a daily basis.
The Internship, English 494EIP, can open doors for hardworking
interns. The writing world is surprisingly small--students often meet mentors
and make valuable contacts that continue long after the internship ends.
Employers hire program graduates based on experience gained by the students
during internships, and the tangible evidence of that experience--the portfolios.
Explore our Web site to to learn more about the Program and its components.
Why not start with the Questions & Answers sections below, called The
Training and The Experience.. There is also an Overview
of the writing course with specific information about requirements, grades,
and texts. And don't forget to bookmark Essential Links for Writers,
where you'll find some of the best writing resources on the Web.