Practicum Placements

While some internships can exploit students as sources of free labor, the UMass Lowell English internships are designed to provide students with a high-quality educational experience and are terrific opportunities for your learning and career development.

Our internship placements are almost all with local non-profit organizations and all are unpaid.

These internships are screened carefully, so the work you complete should be meaningful and the networking and skill-building for your career well-worth the effort. All of the placements listed below are eligible for either 1 or 3 practicum credits, though they do not have to be taken for course credit.

Most internships require 10-12 hours a week, though that number can vary, especially if you do not choose to earn practicum credits for the internships. Some summer internships may require more hours per week. Some of the placements require interns to be on site for all of their hours, and some allow interns to complete some work on their own at home or on campus.

The list of current placements is available through the English Department and is updated each semester.

Please contact English Dept. Internship Coordinator, Diana Archibald, for more information: or 978-934-4199.