Internships are ways of looking toward the future. Internships provide both learning opportunities and career exploration as a way for preparing for the future. English majors and minors complete both credit and non-credit internships at a wide range of local, regional, and national sites. One academic internship (English 380) can be applied to the English major. All internships require a completed application available at the Luther College Career Center.
For further information, contact Martin Klammer, English Department Chair.
When: January 2016
Where: Essentia Health: Erick Peter Person Children's Cancer Center, Duluth, MN
Major: English and Chemistry (Pre-Medicine)
During her J-term, Emily launched a music enrichment volunteer program for the pediatric oncology/hematology department at Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center in Duluth, MN. Emily wrote a grant proposal to get funding, trained and recruited volunteers, created the curriculum, and led music programs for the pediatric cancer patients in both the clinic and hospital. During her time, she gained skills in communicating and connecting with patients and their families. For Emily, it was rewarding to provide a creative outlet for young patients spending too much time in the hospital and clinic. She also learned how important it is to work with various health professionals to give the best care possible. This includes working with physicians and nurses from all departments, therapists, social workers, and others. Finally, she got to see the value of integrative health care services like music therapy, aromatherapy, art therapy, and massage therapy.