If you are an English major interested in summer or fall internships, please contact Dr. Margaret Thomas Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Summer 2016 Internship
Summer 2016 Internship at Alliance Francaise d'Indianapolis
I worked as a grant writing intern over the summer at Alliance Française d'Indianapolis, a non-profit French language and culture school. My responsibilities included: finding grant opportunities that line up with the mission of the organization, suggesting changes that the organization could make to increase its chances of getting funded, and creating a grant writing program for future interns. It turned out to be the perfect project for me because I was able to work independently, learn by doing, and use my creativity and education to do something important. One of the most important lessons that I learned from this experience is that an education in writing and literature can provide employment opportunities that I had never considered before. I’ve always assumed that I would spend my life writing and/or teaching English. Having worked as a grant writer, I now realize that there are other ways in which I can use my skills and talents.
Sara Baxter: English B.A. student
Spring 2015 Internship
Spring 2015 Internship at the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission
My internship at the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission provided me with a valuable, enjoyable hands-on experience that I can use in deciding what I want to do after graduating with the M.A. in English. For the internship, I wrote and revised Commission documents, researched and wrote grant applications, and strengthened my understanding of how a non-profit organization works. This earned me credits toward the M.A. while I was learning and doing things I would not have done in a conventional classroom setting
Monica Young: English M.A. student
Summer 2014 Internship
Summer 2014 Internship at Cope Environmental Center (CEC)
My internship experience at CEC was definitely a positive one. During my 10 week internship, I did a lot of research for grants and information, as well as, some grant writing. I quickly discovered that a lot of time and effort goes into grant writing.
The grant research/writing projects that I focused on were for school programs at CEC. CEC works with more than 5,000 students a year who are eager to explore the environment and receive a unique hands-on learning experience. I was able to receive excellent communication and instruction from CEC’s Program and Development Coordinator. She always responded to my questions and emails right away. I learned so much about grant writing because of her knowledge.