Friday, February 24, 2017

Future Journalists--New York Press Association Internship Applications due March 1st

The New York Press Assocation (NYPA) Foundation provides paid summer internships for college Journalism, English/Communications, and Graphics students. Students must apply by March 1st of each year, and be accepted into the eight-week program. Students should apply directly to the local community newspaper they wish to intern with and be interviewed and accepted by a NYPA member newspaper (Bee Group Newspapers - Amherst Bee).

Interested candidates should contact Lamark Shaw (Career Services) at

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Departmental Meeting for Majors tomorrow

The English Department will host a meeting for majors tomorrow at 11:30 am in DS 222.  Pizza will be served.  Agenda items include

·       --Applications for Upper-Division standing for sophomores
·     --Internship opportunities
·     --Graduate programs and undergraduate conference opportunities 
·     --Preliminary sign-up for Spring 2018 Literature of London class 
·     --Sigma Tau Delta reception W 4/18 @ 6 pm, Rosary
·     --updates from Insight, English Club, The Iconoclast, and Iconoclub
·     --The Iconoclast Launch party  FR 2/24 @ 4 pm, RIC atrium
·     --Storillo—Thomas Wilkie, English graduate
·     --Peter A. Siedlecki Creative Writing Award
·     --ALBUS Project Coordinator applications for Fall 2017
       --Department Dinner TH 4/27 @ 5 pm, Alumni

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year, New Opportunities--Internships and Graduate Study

MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities at Virginia Tech

A 30-credit Master of Arts that provides instruction in interpreting cultural materials, artifacts, and practices, as well s applying such interpretation to the public sphere, promoting creative solutions to community challenges.  Includes a 60-hour internship at museums and cultural institutions in the region.  For more information, see

NYU MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media--Online Information Session Jan 17

Learn about this renowned, 42-credit master's degree program that provides students with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the book, magazine, and digital publishing industries. Courses are taught by a faculty of leading professionals who are actively engaged in many of America's top publishing companies. Industry visits to major media companies and global trips to conferences and book fairs provide valuable, first-hand knowledge and networking opportunities. An annual career fair enables students to meet with top recruiters. Evening classes and flexible, full- or part-time schedules are available.  Learn more about the program and  RSVP for the event.

2017 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internships

Penguin Random House
January 17 is the application due date for the Penguin Random House ten-week paid summer internship for undergraduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry. The internship takes place in New York, NY, starting in early June. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $11 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.
Better World Books
February 6 is the application deadline for the Better World Books (BWB) six-week paid summer internship for undergraduate members of Sigma Tau Delta chapters that have run Better World Books textbook drives. The internship takes place in the Atlanta metro area beginning in May or June and ending in June or July. The recipient will work 30 hours per week, earning $10 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.
Summer Internship Stipend
February 2 - April 10 applications will be accepted for the Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend, which offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying summer internships. The Summer Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each.
The internship must involve working for an "organization" while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the internship’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sigma Tau Delta Inductees Honored at Reception

The English Department proudly announces the induction of the following English majors and minors into Sigma Tau Delta, the international honor society for English:  majors Alexandra Danks, Kelly Ferreira, Sara Hornung, Hanna Perillo, and Summer Phillipson, and minors Elaina Murray, William Olkowski, Danielle Rosina, and Kayla Stannard.  Dr. Shirley Peterson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, presided over the ceremony in Rosary Hall.  Representing the English faculty, Dr. Meg Artman and Dr. Robert Morace, Distinguished Professor of English, were present to congratulate the inductees.

Sigma Tau Delta recognizes students for academic excellence in English language and literature courses, and offers many opportunities for members, including scholarships, internships, and publication in its journals and magazines.  Members not only receive certificates and pins at the induction ceremony, but are also entitled to wear honor cords, stoles, and medallions at Commencement.  Congratulations to the new members of Sigma Tau Delta!
Photo: Heather Brady

Monday, December 5, 2016

Internship Opportunities

Two internship opportunities geared towards English majors recently came our way:

The Buffalo office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now accepting internship applications for
the Winter/Spring 2017 Session.  Former interns work in a variety of fields across the public and private sectors, from academia to the White House.  This internship will prepare you for a career in law, politics, or public service.

Intern duties include supporting staff with constituent outreach and advocacy events, participating in meetings with community leaders and organizations, monitoring daily regional news, and serving as an advocate on behalf of Buffalo for the Senator.

Interns may apply for college credit through Career Services.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to by December 19th.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at (716)854-9725.

Quinlan, an advertising agency in Amherst, NY, is currently looking for a content marketing intern for Spring 2017.

Content Marketing Intern
Enjoy an internship with a hard-working Buffalo advertising agency jam-packed with great people, interesting projects and all sorts of free parking. Quinlan is offering a content marketing internship for spring 2017 that includes such responsibilities as:

      Managing social media accounts. They say never let the intern handle social media -- we say, that’s how interns learn. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Where do you think we should be? We want your opinion, too.

      Assisting with agency and client blogs. We’re looking for help researching blog topics, strategizing content and contacting influencers for interviews. We’ll even ask you to take the ropes and write a few blogs yourself.

      Participating in Quinlan think sessions. You’re pretty smart, so we’d like you to sit in on some of our strategy sessions, brainstorming meetings and concepting conversations with everyone from company execs to our most recent hires. We may ask you to assist with other client work, as well.

Need to Know:
The ideal content marketing intern will be available 9 to 12 hours per week and will be able to work on-site at Quinlan (385 N. French Road, Amherst, NY 14228). This is an unpaid internship and must be completed for course credit.

This is a content marketing internship geared toward written communication -- please, if you’re not a strong writer, this internship is not for you. Undergraduate communication, marketing, advertising, public relations, English and journalism students are encouraged to apply.

You’re here to learn.
As per New York State law and the laws of general decency, this is a learning internship. We will educate you about the work that we do, we will explain why we are giving you certain tasks and responsibilities and we will not push you around as an unpaid employee -- we’ll treat you like a member of our team and as a student who wants to learn more about the ad world.

If all goes well, you will leave Quinlan with a better understanding of content marketing, agency life and at least one reference and letter of recommendation.

Sound good?
If this internship sounds good to you, please apply as soon as possible! Send your resume and two or three writing samples to Grace Gerass at by December 16, 2016. Feel free to call (716) 691-6200 with any questions.

Quinlan is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

English Majors attend Louisiana Bacchae

LIT 101 students and Dr. Dalley with the cast of Louisiana Bacchae
LFirst year English majors in the LIT 101: Introduction to English Studies class with Dr. Hamish Dalley recently attended Theatre professor Dr. Bob Waterhouse's production of Louisiana Bacchae at the Torn Space Theatre.  Having just studied Euripides' play, students were interested to discuss this updated interpretation with the cast and with director Dr. Waterhouse, who came to class and answered questions.

Monday, September 12, 2016

NYU's Center for Publishing Wants You!

The following message should be of particular interest to students in Professional Writing & Rhetoric as well as Public Relations/Communications:

"As we start another exciting academic year at the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing, we’re already reaching out to undergraduates seeking careers in communications, media studies, publishing, writing, and editing. Our students cite career service centers, as well as their department heads and professors, as the most important way that they hear about our programs year after year.
Hence, I am writing today to ask your ongoing support in letting your students know about graduate and summer study at the NYUSPS Center for Publishing. We invite you to register for our new newsletter, which will alert you to information sessions, application deadlines, and general news about our programs, including blog posts of interest. This information then may be easily communicated to your students.

To register for our new NYUSPS Center for Publishing newsletter, kindly click on the following link:

As a reminder, the NYUSPS Center for Publishing offers two programs that are renowned in the publishing industry: the NYU Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week summer intensive in book, magazine, and digital media, and the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate degree providing more extensive study of these industries. Both programs serve as introductory pathways to publishing for many students seeking careers in publishing and media. Students who apply and are accepted to both programs may commence their studies next summer through SPI and matriculate into the graduate program in the fall. They may also choose to attend either program independent of the other.
Thank you for your continued support. Please do let me know if you have any questions.
My best,

Andrea  Chambers
Director, Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media
Director, M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media
NYU School of Professional Studies
11 West 42nd Street Room 429
New York, NY 10036
Twitter: @NYUPublishing
Instagram: @nyupublishing