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.  You can also take a 1-credit course, GS 3001 Internship and Job Search Strategies, specifically designed for Arts and Humanities majors.


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 several internships per year for SPU undergraduates.

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Several SPU English majors have interned at Seattle Met in recent years.  The publisher of Seattle Met, SagaCity Media, also accepts interns in its Custom Division.

Seattle Magazine

Internships at Seattle magazine normally last six months.  The publisher of Seattle magazine, Tiger Oak Media, publishes several other Seattle magazines as well.

Copper Canyon Press

Internships at Copper Canyon, one of the nation's leading publishers of poetry books, located in lovely Port Townsend, Washington.  Summer internship available for those who cannot travel back and forth from Port Townsend during the school year.

Cascade Public Media

CTM includes KTCS 9, the largest public television station in the Northwest, as well as the independent journalism site Crosscut.com.

Pyramid Communications

Local PR firm may offer you an internship even if they are not currently advertising one.

Penguin Random House

These internships are based in New York City, but they are PAID.  Available in summer, fall, and spring.  

Simon and Schuster

Ditto for these NYC internships.

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 another country.  Highly competitive.

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.

China By Teaching.com

Free service that matches those interested in teaching English in Chinese schools with teaching jobs.  (However, you must have earned a TEFL certificate before applying.)

Go Abroad.com

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

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.

Graduate Jobs.com

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 respected program is offered through UW Professional and Continuing Education.

National Association of Independent Schools

NAIS lists teaching and administrative jobs at nearly 2,000 private schools that do not ordinarily require state teaching certification (although they may expect teaching experience).

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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