Opportunities for English Majors

  • Students looks at publications

    GETTING PUBLISHED:  English Writing Track majors Tory Dellafiora, Class of 2017, and Lauren Dambrogio, Class of 2014, look over the Crimson Quill and the New Growth Arts Review, two publications that publish writing by IUP students. Students can also write for the Penn, the student newspaper.

    Get Involved in the Many Opportunities for English Majors

    The English Department at IUP is a thriving, active, and supportive community.

    This gives English majors many out-of-classroom chances to learn and excel, demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and become involved in meaningful projects in the community.

    You can get involved in English-specific and other campus organizations and give a professional presentation at the annual English Undergraduate Conference.

    Students can also submit their work to a number of IUP English journals and a literary magazine. Student writers are also needed for the campus newspaper.

    Check out some of these great opportunities:


    Credit-bearing internships related to the field of English.

    English Student Organizations

    Sigma Tau Delta

    IUP Chapter of National Council Teachers of English


    Crimson Quill

    Studies in the Humanities

    Working Papers in Composition and TESOL

    Works and Days

    New Growth Arts Review

    More Organizations and Opportunities

    American Language Institute

    Offers full-time, noncredit programs of intensive English for international students and visitors.

    Center for Film Studies

    Develops opportunities for grant funding to support the study and production of film and media scholarship at IUP.

    Digital Humanities Center

    Supports scholarship, proof-of-concept explorations, and project applications of digital technologies in humanistic inquiry.

    The English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU)

    The English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) is a regional professional organization whose members come from the faculty and students of the 14 state university English departments in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

    Frederick Douglass Institute

    A resource for information about and advocacy on issues relating to cultural diversity at IUP.

    Writing Center

    The mission of the IUP Writing Center is to help students succeed with writing assignments in their classes at IUP.

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Developed to create and sustain a community of writers at IUP.