Internships

Undergraduate and graduate students can enhance their career prospects with internships while earning credit toward their degrees.

Students can arrange editorial internships on campus through the publications listed below, earning credit through English 449A/5549A or 449B/5549B Publication Practicum:

  • New Letters, a literary magazine featuring the works of new and distinguished writers, and BkMk Press, a literary publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction with over 80 titles in print
  • The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, an academic journal that fosters theoretical and interpretive research on all aspects of Western culture from 1660 to 1830

Additional internship opportunities on campus include New Letters on the Air, a weekly radio program broadcast on a number of NPR stations; American Education History Journal, an academic journal covering the history of education in the United States; the UMKC Women’s Center; and the College of Arts and Sciences office. The city has a variety of newspapers, magazines, publishers, and other writing-intensive industries that offer paid and unpaid internships off campus. Students who apply for and are accepted to internships can earn credit through English 448 External Internship. UMKC students often intern at The Kansas City Star, Hallmark, or Andrews McMeel Publishing.

For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Frangos, internship coordinator.