To help prepare students for graduate school and employment in a wide array of fields, the English Department supports numerous activities.

Advanced students may choose to write an honors research essay or work on a creative manuscript.

Students concentrating in Publishing Studies can earn credit toward their degree by editing and producing our in-house literary journal, Windmill.

Many of our students intern in a variety of industries and nonprofit organizations, as well as in publishing. The department regularly sponsors events in which professionals and graduates discuss career opportunities and network with students.

The Center for Career Design and Development is available to help students identify internship opportunities.

Examples of Recent Student Internships

  • Cambridge University Press
  • ABC and CBS News
  • Big Picture Media
  • Bon Appetit
  • Cosmopolitan 
  • Cupid's Pulse
  • DC Comics
  • DIGA
  • Discovery Girls Inc.
  • Don Buchwald Associates
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Esquire
  • Hearst Corporation
  • House Beautiful
  • Mademoiselle
  • Marvel Comics
  • O, the Oprah Magazine
  • Oxford University Press
  • Penguin Publishing
  • Red Glass Books
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • Scholastic
  • Scribner
  • Self magazine
  • Seventeen magazine
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Spanfeller Media Group
  • Square One Publishing
  • Sterling Publishing
  • VICE
  • Vogue

Internship FAQ

Publishing Studies Program
ENGL 191 Internship in English
More questions?
Email Kelly McMasters, Director of Publishing Studies (kelly.mcmasters@hofstra.edu)


A. Internships are key to building experience in the publishing industry and putting all that you learn in the classroom to work in the world. On-the-job experiences are important for building your resume and finding employment after graduation.

  • Check BookJobs.com, Idealist.com, Indeed.com, MediaBistro.com, and Publishers Lunch Job Board, among others

  • Check the websites of your favorite literary agencies, publishers, media companies, and literary magazines for openings

  • Talk to your professors and fellow students, and PUBL@HU alums

  • Visit Hofstra's Center for Career Design and Development

A. Update, edit, and copy edit your application materials. Your resume should be clear and concise. Each cover letter should be specific to the intended internship. Get involved in campus clubs and literary magazines. Include links to school and individual projects and experiences.

Paperwork and Logistics

  • Email Kelly McMasters to determine eligibility and internship credits (1-3 semester hours)

  • Find a faculty advisor in the English Department

  • Finalize paperwork: Submit On-Site Supervisor Letter to the English Department and register for your class (your paperwork must be completed in order for the class to be created – you  cannot register until your paperwork is completed)

  • Note: ENGL 191 is repeatable (up to 6 semester hours)

Get to work and stay in touch! Requirements:

  • 28 hours per semester credit of on-site work (2-3 hours per week, per credit);

  • 3 semester meetings with department faculty advisor

  • 10 hours academic work per semester credit (research, reading, and a final project as determined by a faculty advisor in conjunction with a student)