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Fast-track your career success with an internship.

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Writing Internship Course

TCU’s Writing Internship course is your chance to gain valuable work experience while you explore writing-related careers. Both English and writing majors are welcome to enroll in WRIT 40273: Writing Internship. For writing majors, however, WRIT 40273 is a degree requirement.



Students with 60 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA in English or 2.8 cumulative GPA may receive workplace experience from companies in publishing, advertising and many other fields. Duties are arranged to fit each student’s schedule, and work opportunities may include research gathering, editing, report writing, or document production. Students must work a minimum of eight hours a week during the semester to receive three hours of credit.

WRIT 40273 provides a space to demonstrate and reflect upon the kinds of written and oral communication done in a professional setting. Requirements include working a minimum of 120 hours in the semester, documenting work in a portfolio, producing a final project, contributing to online postings with others enrolled in the internship, and individual conferences with a supervising faculty member throughout the semester.


A writing internship can be beneficial in many ways:

  • Provides professional writing experience
  • Establishes valuable workplace connections
  • Helps in making career decisions
  • Could lead to full time employment
  • Provides on-the-job experience