Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Baylor University's Department of English Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Internship Program.
Every year, between 20 and 40 PWR juniors and seniors work with organizations throughout Waco and Central Texas to assist in writing-related work. Our students come to the workplace prepared with many strong writing, editing, and design skills developed through the PWR curriculum. Through coursework, students have gained experience writing in a variety of workplace and professional genres, including memos, proposals, reports, emails, social media, press releases, flyers, brochures, manuals, and newsletters. They have become skilled at adapting their writing to a specific audience, purpose, and context to produce rhetorically-persuasive texts. Many of our courses include community-engaged or service-learning components that ask students to collaborate with local organizations to produce large writing projects.
If you are interested in discussing the Professional Writing and Rhetoric Internship Program or would like to become a partnering organization with our internship program, please contact Dr. Mike DePalma, Coordinator of PWR, at Michael-John_DePalma@baylor.edu.