2-Year College Teaching Internships

From: Carolyn Goffman:
The application deadline for Autumn Semester teaching internships is Friday, April 15, 2011. (Please note: internships operate on the semester calendar, but you will register for ENG 509 only in Autumn Quarter.)

If you plan to apply, or simply would like more information, please contact Carolyn Goffman (cgoffman@depaul.edu) or stop by and ask questions in person in McGaw 247A.

To apply for a two-year college teaching internship:

  1. Contact Dr. Carolyn Goffman (cgoffman@depaul.edu) to discuss how and when an internship would fit into your program of study.
  2. Deliver the following materials to Dr Goffman’s mailbox in McGaw 255 by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 15
    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the internship program
    • Curriculum vitae (résumé); include list of references. Letters of recommendation are NOT required unless requested
    • Sample of your writing (such as a class paper)
    • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts
    • NOTE: Please provide hard copies of all application materials with one exception: emailed transcripts ARE acceptable.

Teaching in a two-year college can be an excellent part-time or temporary job; it can also be a great career. In this competitive market, it helps to have experience and knowledge of the world of the two-year college.

The Department of English at DePaul offers a Certificate Program in Two-Year College Teaching in English, which includes a semester-long internship. We also offer the opportunity to do a teaching internship without enrolling in the Certificate Program.

The Certificate Program requires four courses: Teaching Writing (WRD 540), Teaching Literature (ENG 474), an approved elective, and a semester-long internship working with an experienced instructor at an area community college (ENG 509). These courses are not “extra”; they may be built into your programs and will count both towards your Masters Degree and towards the Certificate. These courses provide an excellent theoretical and practical basis for your future teaching. Moreover, you gain confidence and expertise and learn how to present yourself as a job candidate in a community college system.

If your program of study is already advanced, or if scheduling conflicts prohibit you from taking all the Certificate courses, you may still apply to do the semester-long internship (ENG 509).

The first step is to contact Dr. Carolyn Goffman cgoffman@depaul.edu and set up an appointment to talk about what plan fits your needs the best and to plan when and where you might be able to intern.

Questions? Try this Frequently Asked Questions page for your answer.


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