Department of English

Featured Internships

This page provides descriptions for our most popular internships, many of which are recurring. Keep in mind that you can also find your own internship, and we have a much longer list of internships not available on this page. These go fast; if you are interested, contact Dr. Lance Cummings, You can see a full list of past internships here.


Panacea Brewing Company

This site is a local kombuchery. Interns help manage digital and print media, as well as technical documents. Students write and design technical manuals for brewing kombucha, write blogs, design labels, and more.

Port City Brew Bus / Wilmington Ale Trail

Interns develop and manage both digital and print content for these brewery-related businesses. Students manage social media, write blogs, create advertisements, and  more.

Journalism & Publishing

Lumina News

This site focuses on local news reporting. This is a great place for interns to get journalism experience. Writing samples required.

Star News

Wilmington's local newspaper provides interested interns opportunities to explore different aspects of journalism, like copy-editing, feature writing, new writing, etc. Star News interns must have taken ENG 202. Students with some experience writing for the SeaHawk or other student newspapers will be preferred. Journalism writing samples are required.

Student Media

UNCW Student Media offers internships for academic credit in news reporting and news-feature writing, copy editing, and layout and advertising design for The Seahawk, UNCW’s campus newspaper; Atlantis, UNCW’s literary-arts magazine, and possibly other student-run media.

Wrightsville Beach Magazine

This magazine focuses on local culture. Interns for the publication tend to focus event writing, feature writing, and copy-editing. Students interested in more creative aspects of journalism tend to flourish here. Writing samples will be required.


New Hanover District Attorney's Office

Law schools often prefer professional writing and/or English majors over other majors. This expansive internship gives interns the opportunity to explore the institutional contexts of local law and participate in some of the writing and documentation practices. Keep in mind that there is an application due date early in the semester before the internship comes available.

Coble Law Firm

This law firm gives interns experience in a broad range of legal services and private practice.


Cape Fear Literacy Council

This organization focuses on improving literacy in the community through tutoring and classes. Interns have worked on both public relations and grant writing.

Cape Fear River Watch

This organization is a great place to explore the intersections between science and professional writing. Interns have done extensive work research and applying for grants, as well as public relations and document design.

Cameron Art Museum

This museum focuses on local and regional art, as well as community events. Interns typically work on document design for exhibits, public relations, and social media management

Children's Museum of Wilmington

This museum focuses on education and community engagement and provides several different kinds of internship opportunities. Many students have focused on grant writing, but there are also opportunities for publications, social media management, and exhibit creation.

Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Decorative Arts

One of Wilmington's most iconic landmarks and a hub of many local, community, and tourist events. Internship duties can vary widely depending on need and each particular intern's interest. Past interns have done research and editing for a historical cookbook, design for event posters, posting on social media, web writing, and much more. If you are interested in intersections between public history, event planning, and professional writing, this is a great internship site.

National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of North Carolina

This organization focuses on education and historical preservations and manages PR for several historical sites, including the Burgwin-Wright House. Interns have worked on a variety of projects, including archival research, web writing, press releases, and social media management.

Technical Communication

UNCW Environmental Health & Safety

This department works on regulating and documenting health and safety procedures and information at UNCW. Interns get to work on documentation and design for several different kinds of audiences. 

UNCW Information Technology Services

This department supports the technology at UNCW through help sessions and documents. Interns get an opportunity to develop instructions, tutorials, and other kinds of documentation related to computers and technology.

UNCW Randall Library

Randall Library designs and supports much of the online infrastructure and information services. Interns work on instructions and documentation for using different resources on the library website.