Literature Program Internship Opportunities

The Literature Program encourages all LITT majors to complete an internship in their junior or senior years, and we encourage students to consult their preceptors one or two semesters before they plan to do an internship.

The Literature Program’s page on “What can I do with a Literature Degree”? is a helpful introduction to the career possibilities open to Literature graduates. The Literature Program’s “Internship Opportunities for Literature Majors” explains why internships are such valuable experiences and provides an overview of internship opportunities in the region.

Literature majors interested in completing an internship have several options:

Option 1:

Literature Internship Courses (4 – 8 credits)

The Literature Program offers on-campus internship courses each semester in which students acquire professional skills and use their new skills to complete a hands-on project. Literature Internship courses include:

LITT/HIST 3918 Editing Internship
Students in this course will work with Stockton's South Jersey Center for History and Culture to promote Southern New Jersey's heritage by identifying and editing for republication key texts that explore the region's past. They will assist in editing a local history journal and learn to use the publication software InDesign. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors only. Permission of Instructor Required.


LITT/HIST 3922, 3923 Digital Humanities Internship I&II
This course is a digital studies internship. DH@Stockton is the Center for the Digital Humanities at Stockton University. You will be applying technical skills you have learned by working on a digital project, either with a faculty member or with an external organization. Digital Humanities Internship II is the second portion of the digital humanities internship that forms the practicum component.


LITT 3924, 3925 Text Center Internship I&II
Students will work with Stockton’s Text Center on projects involving archives, performance, and/or annotation at places such as the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, the Rosenbach Library, and Yale University, as well as the meetings of organizations such as the Eudora Welty Festival and academic societies. Students will learn about academic presentations and publications as they do a semester project in an area of the humanities. Prerequisite: Not open to Freshmen. Permission of Instructor Required.


LITT 3925 Text Center Internship II
In this second portion of Stockton’s Text Center Internship, students will work on projects involving archives, performance, and/or annotation at places such as the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, the Rosenbach Library, and Yale University, as well as the meetings of organizations such as the Eudora Welty Festival and academic societies. Students will learn about academic presentations and publications as they do a semester project in an area of the humanities. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors only. Permission of Instructor required.


LITT 3926 Oral History Internship
Students in this course will work with Stockton's South Jersey Culture & History Center (SJCHC) to learn and implement best practices for collecting Oral Histories, thereby helping to preserve Southern New Jersey's heritage. Students will learn to develop appropriate interview questions, conduct interviews, and best practices for recording, transcribing, and archiving these interviews. May be repeated once for a total of eight credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors only. Permission of Instructor required.

 

 Option 2:

LITT/HIST 3920 Public History Internship(4 credits)
Students will work with Professor Tom Kinsella and one of South Jersey’s local historical societies at the site of the historical society: projects may include cataloging or digitizing historic materials, creating exhibition or print materials, and other related tasks. Contact Professor Kinsella: thomas.kinsella@stockton.edu for details.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor required.  Not open to Freshmen.

 

Option 3:


Stockton University Special Collections Internship (4 – 8 credits)
Students will work with Professor Tom Kinsella and with David Pinto and Louise Tillstrom of Stockton’s Special Collections and Archives to gain an overview of the workings of Special Collections: projects may include cataloging or digitizing historic materials, creating exhibition or print materials, and other related tasks. Contact Professor Kinsella: thomas.kinsella@stockton.edu for details.

Option 4:


Stockton’s Washington, D.C. Internship Program
(12 Credits)
The Washington Internship program is an intensive para-professional and academic experience in which Stockton students live, work, and study in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Stockton College is affiliated with the nation’s largest internship organization, The Washington Center. This organization provides all the major facets of a student’s internship experience, i.e., facilitating the application process; distributing the application to potential placement sites; providing program activities, advising, supervision, and evaluation; hiring faculty for the evening classes; and providing housing and residence life activities. Contact Professor Michael Rodriguez michael.rodriguez@stockton.edu for more information.

Option 5:


Other Off-Campus Internships (1 – 8 credits)
Many Literature majors pursue off-campus internships in journalism, publishing, non-profits, business, and other fields. If you are interested in pursuing an off-campus internship, we recommend that you first visit the Literature Program’s list of internship opportunities and the Career Center’s Internship Resources. In order to receive credit for an off-campus internship, interested students will need to find a Literature faculty member who is willing to serve as a sponsor. The process of applying for off-campus internships and completing the necessary paperwork to earn Stockton credit can take many weeks, so we strongly encourage students to begin applying for internships 2-3 months before they plan to start the internship.

 

Eligibility and Requirements:

To be eligible for a credit-bearing internship, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have successfully completed at least 64 college credits (at least 16 at Stockton).  Internships can be taken pass/fail or for a letter grade.

Before the internship is approved for credit (1 to 4 credits), the student must submit a proposal, signed by the prospective employer, that specifies the scope, expectations, and methodologies involved in the internship, to his/her LITT faculty sponsor. 

Students must facilitate completion of a Stockton University Internship form with the sponsoring LITT faculty.  Students must bring the completed Internship form to the Arts and Humanities School Office (K150) for approval and processing.  Information regarding administration of Internships can be accessed at Internship/Experiential Learning in the School of Arts and Humanities.   

It is expected that students undertaking a 4-credit internship will accumulate 120 hours over the course of a semester (8 x 15).  Total hours may include time for independent research and writing, determined in consultation with the LITT faculty sponsor.

During the course of the internship, students must submit time-sheets/progress reports to the faculty sponsor attested to by the confirming signature of the employer.

Near the conclusion of the internship, the faculty sponsor will send an evaluation form to the employer requesting a detailed evaluation of the student’s performance.

Students will also complete a series of assignments related to their internship that will be determined by the faculty sponsor.

Students may take no more than 8 credits in LITT internships, excepting students who apply for the Washington Internship.  Simultaneous or consecutive internships will require special permission/approval.