ENC 4942

Undergraduate students must complete this application in order to receive permission to register for ENC 4942. Applications may be submitted at any time before and during the regular registration window.

  • Students MAY apply to register before securing an internship and while in the process of completing their core course requirements.
  • Students MUST apply to register by the end of the regular registration window for the semester of course enrollment. Registration windows are included in the academic calendar for each term.
  • With rare exception, students will not be permitted to register during drop/add.

Students should be aware of the following policies:

  1. ENC 4942 is restricted to English majors only.
  2. Students must have completed the core course requirements for their major in order to enroll.
  3. Students must enroll in the course during the semester when they are actually completing their internship (i.e., under normal circumstances, students may not receive retroactive credit for an internship completed in a previous semester).

ENC 5945

Graduate students in English and students who have been admitted to the Certificate in Editing and Publishing may register for ENC 5945 during the regular registration window.


Undergraduate and graduate students may earn variable credit (from 1 to 6 semester hours) for an internship.

At the undergraduate level, Editing, Writing, and Media majors are required to complete three hours of course credit; for Creative Writing and Literature, Media, and Culture majors, the course counts as English elective credit. Students may register for course credit over multiple semesters. Only three hours count toward the requirements for English majors, regardless of the concentration. Any additional hours count as general elective credit.

For both ENC 4942 and ENC 5945, students are expected to complete the following, for each 1 credit sought:

  • Work 4 hours per week
  • Write 2000 words or edit 3000 words

Thus, for 3 credit hours, an intern would work 12 hours per week and write 6000 words or edit 9000 words.

Internships may be completed in any semester; both ENC 4942 and ENC 5945 are offered each term.


Internships are graded S/U only. Failure to submit a thorough final portfolio that meets the course requirements will result in a grade of Unsatisfactory for the course.


Because students receive degree hours for the Editing Internship, tuition and fees are assessed as with any other course.

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