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English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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Student Opportunity Hub

Find ways to supplement your English skills by getting involved with clubs, volunteering, internships, and jobs.

Student Clubs

Joining a student club is a great way to connect with and learn from your peers over a shared interest. They’re a flexible, fun way to be involved on campus.

The Looking Glass Honors Program Magazine can teach Honors Program students about layout and editing. For more information about becoming part of The Looking Glass editorial student group and/or how to get honors credit by producing this publication, please contact the Honors Program office at honors@uidaho.edu. You can also download the submission guidelines.

Don’t be afraid to join a non-English related club and do communications work for them. Marketing copywriting, secretarial, and administrative work are all opportunities to use your English superpowers. Don’t see any clubs you like? Try starting your own!

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain experience and develop a deeper understanding of different areas of interest. Volunteering can add depth to your resume and be flexible, unique, and enriching!

Fugue is University of Idaho’s literary magazine, and receives entries from all over the country. Each year Fugue chooses entries for their online and paper magazine, and even offers cash prizes for writing contests. Fugue is always looking for more readers. Fugue can also contract an internship for credit. Talk to your academic advisor in order to learn more about this opportunity.

Internships

Internships can provide opportunities for mentorship, scheduling flexibility, and paths to higher-paid positions within an organization. Interning now is a proactive choice for your career.

Apply for Internship in Tutoring Writing (ENGL 440) to become a Writing Center tutor and further develop your analytical and communication skills. Starting the fifth week of the semester until the last week of class, students also work in the Writing Center for four hours a week as part of the course requirements. After completing English 402, students are eligible to apply for a part-time paid position as a writing tutor.

Apply for the Department of English Social Media Internship for an opportunity to have hands-on experience for running and creating content for social media pages, such as Instagram and Twitter. This opportunity can be contracted for class credits. Email tmacdonald@uidaho.edu for more information.

Apply to be an Ambassador for the largest college on the University of Idaho campus: the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. As a CLASS ambassador you’ll be directly connecting with prospective students and informing them of all the programs and opportunities CLASS has to offer. You will gain experience in public speaking, pitching, networking, and more. Learn more.

Work directly with the Department of English by becoming an English Ambassador. One to two students will represent the Department of English and assist them with social media and department events. Students will attend UI Bound and other events for new students, and consult with members of the board on student concerns and class ideas. Credits will range from 1 to 3. Email tmacdonald@uidaho.edu for more information.

Apply for the Department of English’s podcast called In the Margins, where student interns discuss life as an English student. In the Margins gives insight into opportunities, discusses classes, shares student perspectives, highlights professors, and offers advice across topics relating to English students. To learn more, reach out to the Department of English on Instagram, @uidahoenglish, or email tmacdonald@uidaho.edu.

Jobs

The jobs available to English students vary across many fields. The university offers several avenues for students to access resources that connect them to jobs on campus, as well as connections off campus.

The Argonaut publishes weekly news in print and daily news online. They write about news, sports, life, and opinions. The Argonaut includes writing on multiple levels of detail, analysis, and bias. They publish standard story coverage, analysis coverage, and columns. In addition to reporting, students can create the newspaper’s political cartoons, photography, design/illustrations, or copy edit stories for grammatical and factual accuracy. All content is in AP style.

General staffers are paid for each assignment. Editors receive a weekly stipend in addition to assignment-based pay. Apply for student media positions with BlotThe Argonaut and/or KUOI by filling out this survey.

Blot includes longer journalistic pieces and creative writing (typically a short story and poem per issue). There are four issues published in print per year, and there’s more creative freedom than The Argonaut.

General staffers are paid for each assignment. Editors receive a weekly stipend in addition to assignment-based pay. Apply for student media positions with Blot, The Argonaut and/or KUOI by filling out this survey.

KUOI staff, in addition to DJ-ing, also write blog posts about music. They aim to write at least one post per month, which is great for those looking for variety, lots of leeway, and a relaxed, music-first environment. Apply for student media positions with BlotThe Argonaut and/or KUOI by filling out this survey.

For high-quality, free help contact Career Services. You can schedule an appointment through VandalStar to meet with your career advisor, attend drop-in hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and learn from their workshops and events. Moreover, our university career platform, Handshake, hosts student-oriented job postings available.

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Map