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"I've always wanted to learn more about grant writing and being thrown into the process where I'm trying to secure funds for an actual organization is the best way to do so. Grant writing is a skill that will always provide you with something to fall back on as a professional writing major, because every non-profit needs to secure funding somehow. I’m lucky I get to learn about it more in the first place, but I am extremely fortunate to be able to in this particular setting."

-Stephanie Mcmillan

"Throughout my internship, I have been given the opportunity to do some of the same work prosecutors do on a daily basis. I have also been able to sit in on multiple court cases and actually watch the prosecutors argue in a courtroom setting. This has been a great internship and has only made me more confident in my career decision."

-Madeline Belford

"My internship has taught me to be resilient with what I do. News is a never-ending cycle and the most adamant reporters write the best stories. I’ve been lucky enough to work with several editors who have helped me develop my news writing skills through certain assignments. The assignments and stories I have worked on are valuable experiences I will rely on when considering a career in print and online media."

-Calvin Shomaker

"Through this experience I have received many advantages, some of which include sharpening my own writing skills, making friends with the students I have worked with, and also becoming close with the writing center staff."

-Caroline Powers

"Working at WECT has helped me learn how to write for a wide audience, adapt pieces of writing for different formats, and helped train me to edit more carefully and thoroughly."

-Tess Bargebuhr

Exciting Internship Opportunities

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.

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.

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.

Contact Us

Lance Cummings, Internship Coordinator

Office: Morton 156

If you have questions, please contact Lance Cummings, the Internship Coordinator.