The TCR Faculty strongly encourages MATC students to secure internships for course credit. Internships are an invaluable way to gain industry experience, apply your technical writing skills in a real world setting, and to start networking. Internships may be paid or unpaid. The internship course in Technical Communication is ENGL 5378 (3 credits). Internships for course credit must be approved by the TCR DGS.
The TC program allows you to two options for internships:
- Set up your own internship with a firm of your own selection
- Apply for established internships for which there is an application process.
Set up our Own Internship
You may choose to find an internship in a city of your choice with a firm that you might want to work for. Many companies offer internships that are not part of the TTU-TC internship program. You can find out about these internships by contacting companies on your own (look on their web sites for recruitment or personnel sections), or you may discover internships offered through the TTU Career Center.
To set up your own internship you would have to:
- Find an internship you want to apply for and
- Contact a TTU-TC faculty member who agrees to serve as your mentor
Applying for Established Internships
The TTU-TC Internship program offers semester and annual internships with established organizations in Lubbock and Texas. These internships require an application and review process.
For more information, please refer to Setting Up an Internship.