Did you know there are lots of English-focused internships to be snagged here in Seattle? We also have career resources to get you thinking about life after college.

Local Internships

SPU Center for Career and Calling

The Center for Career and Calling is your first stop for information about finding and registering for an internship.


A website listing jobs and internships for college students and recent graduates in the Puget Sound area.

Image: Art, Faith, Mystery

Imagea journal of the arts and religion edited in Seattle, reserves one internship per quarter for an SPU undergraduate.

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Several SPU English majors have interned at Seattle Met in recent years.

Seattle Magazine

Internships at Seattle magazine normally last six months (twenty hours per week).

City Arts Magazine

City Arts is always looking for interns who can work for at least three months.

Life After College

Overseas Opportunities

Peace Corps

Over 2,000 U.S. college graduates entered the Peace Corps in the year 2000; nearly 7,500 volunteers are currently serving overseas or in training, the majority in education. (Note that the Corps recommends that undergraduates study a foreign language in college, preferably French or Spanish.)

Fulbright Fellows Program

Fellowships for U.S. college graduates who wish to teach English or conduct research in Europe, Korea, or Turkey.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

Salaried one- and two-year English language teaching positions at Japanese schools for U.S. college graduates, sponsored by the Japanese government.

Go Abroad.com

A comprehensive, less-commercial database on international education and travel.

Amity Teachers Program

One- and two-year English language teaching positions in China for college graduates, sponsored by the Amity Foundation, a non-governmental Chinese Christian organization.

English Language Institute (ELIC)

Summer and one-year English language teaching experiences in Asia for Christian college students, including the China Teaching Fellowship program for college graduates.

Careers in Publishing, Teaching, Nonprofits, etc.

Current Jobs Bulletins

National listings of jobs for liberal arts graduates, including jobs in writing, editing, and communications (available online for a subscription fee).

Summer Publishing Institute at New York University

An annual summer workshop for college graduates seeking jobs in book, magazine, or online publishing.

Publishing Institute at the University of Denver

Another respected summer workshop for college graduates seeking jobs in publishing.

University of Washington Certificate in Editing

This program is offered through the UW Extension program.

Teach for America

Teach for America places recent college graduates in low-income, high-need schools across the country, with salaries paid by local school districts.


A comprehensive website for those interested in graduate training in the teaching of English as a second language.


Community service opportunities for recent college graduates, sponsored by the U.S. government. A great way to explore service as a potential career.

Orion Magazine’s Grassroots Jobsource

A website listing “green” jobs and internships.

Idealist: Action Without Borders

A website listing jobs and internships with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

Senior English Class

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