Internships & Jobs for HSU Students


Employment Opportunities for HSU Students

Please see the HSU Handshake database for a list of opportunities available for HSU students.



Library Scholar Internships

Library Internships are available in Special Collections, Media, Scholarly Communications and Publishing, and other areas of the University Library. The Library Scholar program includes a $500 stipend for interns who are appointed through an applications process. Interns experience a rigorous curriculum that is preparation for graduate-level work in library and information sciences. For more information and for examples of work completed by former library interns, please visit the HSU Library website


Peer Mentoring Program

FY-RAMP Mentors are part-time student staff members that are responsible for fostering an environment of peer academic support and encouragement for new first-year students, particularly those who are who are the first in their family, or one of the first (also known as "first-generation"). Through extensive support and mentor education, mentors acquire/refine skills and capacity necessary to manage a caseload of approximately 25-30 students. FY-RAMP Mentors assist these students in transitioning to college, are supportive, approachable, and act as positive “real” models for the entire academic year, ultimately enriching the college experience. FY-RAMP Mentors are also expected to contribute to the community of mentors established through working together and with the FY-RAMP staff. 

Major Based Peer Mentors serve second year, third year, and new transfer students in the English Department. One or two mentors are selected each year to help foster community in the English major and support a sense of belonging for all majors  

For more information about the peer mentoring program in the English department, please visit the RAMP Mentoring Program page and contact Tracy Smith ( or Janelle Adsit (



Teaching Internships for Undergraduates

Seniors in the English Department have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member by serving as an intern in an undergraduate writing, linguistics, or literature course.  The internships are designed to give students practice in teaching literature and/or writing. If you think you would like to intern, choose an instructor who knows your abilities and with whom you would like to work. Before registration begins, visit the instructor during office hours and discuss the internship and the role you would like to play. Instructors approach internships differently, and it is important for students to know what may be involved. Students may be asked to assist with the following tasks: reading and responding to student writing, leading small group discussions, giving brief lectures to a class, meeting students outside of class for informal discussion. Not all instructors ask interns to assist with all of these activities, and not every instructor is willing to have an intern in the classroom. Come to the Department of English office for more information.

Undergraduates accepted to an internship should register for English 481: Internship in the Teaching of Writing, Linguistics, or Literature (2 units).


Writing Consultant Training & Employment

Both undergraduate and graduate English majors are needed to serve as writing consultants in selected composition courses and Writing in the Disciplines program (ENGL 215). 

For more information about becoming a Writing Consultant please see the Learning Center Job Opportunities page or contact Lisa Tremain, Writing Program Director at

Students who wish to work in the Writing Studio as a consultant are encouraged to enroll in ENGL450 in the fall semester.


Editing & Publishing Experience with Toyon

Publish with Toyon: All students and community members have the opportunity to publish their writing and art in Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art. Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit the Toyon website for more information. 

Editorial Hands-on Learning Opportunities: Students can also gain hands-on experience in producing the Toyon literary magazine. Students enroll in ENGL460 (fall semesters) and ENGL461 (spring semesters) to learn about the editorial and production process, as well as marketing and publicity approaches for literary work. These courses function as an internship in the form of the class, and every student enrolled in ENGL460 and ENGL461 fulfills a role on the Toyon staff. The courses are open to all students who have met the writing general education requirement. 

*Please note that work with Toyon is an unpaid internship experience. 


See also: Career Resources for Students