Internships & Work Opportunities


Peer Mentoring Program

There are two peer mentoring programs on campus. and English majors are encouraged to apply to both. The first-year RAMP (FY-RAMP) program is for mentoring first-year students. Mentors in this program are part-time staff members and responsible for supporting and encouraging students who are transitioning to college. The second program is a major-based peer mentor RAMP (MBPM-RAMP) program. Mentors in this program work with sophomores, juniors, and new transfer students to help foster community in the English major and support a sense of belonging for all majors. 

How to become a Peer Mentor

Undergraduates & Master’s Students

Teaching Internships

Students have the opportunity to work closely with an English department faculty member by serving as an intern in an undergraduate writing, linguistics, English Education, or literature course. 

If you think you would like to intern, choose an instructor who knows your abilities and who teaches classes that you’ve taken in previous semesters. 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, and 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. Contact the Department of English office for more information.

Undergraduates accepted to an internship should register for English 482: Internship in the Teaching of Writing, Linguistics, or Literature (2 units). Graduate students accepted to an internship should register for English 681: Internship in Teaching or English 684 Internship in Teaching ESL.

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 awards a $500 stipend for selected interns. Interns undergo a rigorous curriculum which prepares them for continued work in library and information sciences, scholarly communications, publishing, or digital arts and media. For more information and examples of work completed by former library interns, please visit the Library website

Writing Consultant Training & Employment 

Every year, the Humboldt Writing Studio hires strong writers who enjoy helping others develop as writers, readers, and critical thinkers. Gain experience working on an interdisciplinary team of educators and helping Humboldt writers by becoming a Writing Studio Consultant. 

Applicants must have completed or plan to complete ENGL 450: Tutoring Developing Writers (2-unit course). 

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


Tutoring Developing Writers

This 2-unit course is offered every fall and is open to any major. The course covers the unique role of peer-to-peer support in the university writing center, as it prepares students for professional opportunities as writing consultants. The course will prepare you to ask learner-centered questions of fellow student writers and to offer skillful feedback in conversation and in written form.

Career Opportunities & Employment Opportunities

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

If you are interested in getting information about career opportunities, one of the best places to begin is the

We encourage you to make an appointment and begin exploring your options in your junior year so that you'll have time to prepare. You may also find the Career Guide for English Majors helpful. Please also see: Identity-based resources

You can also discuss career options with your faculty advisor any time. 

Where to find job postings

List of Job Boards for English Majors

Job Postings for Humboldt Students

Internships and Temporary Employment for Students