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Internships & Careers

All Marymount undergraduate students complete an internship as part of their program of study. The internship provides an opportunity to test career goals as well as acquire some practical professional experience.

English majors discover that they have a wide range of internship choices since employers in most fields are anxious to find interns with strong communication and analytical skills.

The Washington area provides a wealth of opportunities for challenging internships in exciting organizations in government, museums, schools, international agencies, and research institutions. For ideas about possible internship locations, see our resources page.

English majors have completed internships recently at
  • The Smithsonian Folklife Center
  • The White House
  • Organization of American States
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Connection Newspapers
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Northern Virginia Community College

Depending upon one’s chosen electives, this major can prepare students for a job as a

  • Writer/editor in a variety of fields
  • Public relations or marketing strategist
  • Researcher/analyst
  • Teacher/educator
  • Theater or performing arts director

Marymount English majors have gone on to graduate study in literature, law, creative writing, communications, fine arts, theology, humanities, and other fields. Graduates have been admitted to

  • College of William and Mary
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Virginia School of Law
Marymount’s Center for Career Services can help students get ready for the internship and job search, polish résumés, and practice interviewing skills.