The Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) major is focused on connecting classroom learning to professional workplace experiences. As a result, one of the core courses in the PWR major is English 4377: Writing Internship. Students typically complete this course during their junior or senior years, after completing some core PWR courses. The internship program allows students to gain real-world experience in various related fields, including editing, writing for publication, web design, technical writing, marketing, public relations, and research, Both volunteer and paid internships are offered by a variety of organizations on-campus at Baylor and off-campus in Waco and the surrounding areas. Most allow flexible hours to accommodate student schedules.The primary guideline for the PWR internship is that the position be focused on writing. Writing, of course, includes a host of other activities, such as editing, revision, research, publishing, web design, graphic design, marketing, social media, public relations, and design.
For Students: On this page, students will find information and resources that will help prepare them for the PWR Internship.
Internship Opportunities: Follow this link for a list of local internship opportunities available for students.
For Partnering Organizations: If you are a local organization interested in partnering with PWR to host a PWR, please contact Dr. Mike Depalma, Coordinator of Professional Writing and Rhetoric, at Michael-John_DePalma@baylor.edu or by phone at (254) 710-6899.