Internships and Careers

The enduring value of a Humanities degree in general and an English degree in particular is much in demand these days.  See articles in Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, The Chonicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times.

English majors begin their transition to the professional and academic world in a variety of ways, many of them close to home.  

First, Internships are for EVERYONE!

Step #1: Register now with CUNY-Lehman's Liberal Arts Paid Internship Program (PIP), which works with students to locate internship opportunities, develop resumes and cover-letters, and prepare for interviews. Open to Lehman undergraduates.

Step #2: Get academic credit for paid or unpaid internships by registering for HUM 470 Humanities Internship. Email Professor Loscocco for meeting/permission now!

Step #3: Register for Lehman Career Services’ SYMPLICITY database of targeted internships/jobs for English/Humanities majors! Open to Lehman undergraduates and alumni/ae.

Next, Connect with Career Services!

Lehman's Career Exploration and Discovery Center is a resource, not a last resort. Go early and often so they know who you are, what workshops you've taken, and what incoming internships or job possibilities may interest you. Bring in your resume and cover letter for each position you apply for, tailoring it for maximum effectiveness.

Third, Attend a Career Conversations Workshop

Lehman English runs a series of workshops, panels, and speaking events for students in an effort to bring Literature, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing majors in contact with former English B.A. and M.A./M.F.A. students who have built careers on the valuable skills they acquired in their college and graduate-school years. These "Conversatons" are informal, often spontaneous (with only a week or two of warning), and uniformly excellent. All English majors and minors are strongly encouraged to attend.