Internship Opportunities

Be Market Ready

The Professional Writing major will provide you with a depth and breadth of marketable skills that will give you impressive flexibility in a changing industry. You'll begin honing your skills and building your expertise in the field in your first semester, so you'll quickly build the qualifications you'll need for an internship.

Professional Writing students take at least one for-credit internship, and many take on two or three or more throughout their college careers. You'll gain hands-on, professional experience in fields as divergent as digital media writing, marketing, business, web writing, press releases, profile writing, journalism, and politics.

Recent Internship Locations for Professional Writing Majors

How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other field work. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your career advisor to take the next step. 

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.

  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.

Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.