Resources for:


    Languages & Literatures

    Department Resources


    Marilyn Durham
    Department Chair
    Phone: (262) 472-5050
    Location: Laurentide 3207

    Peter Hoff
    Foreign Language Coordinator
    Phone: (262) 472-1591
    Location: Laurentide 3110

    Mary Orval
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1036
    Location: Laurentide 3209

    Internships in Languages


    Students are strongly encouraged to gain practical experience in writing, editing and publishing through internships, which are available in public and private organizations. Organizations that have worked with English interns in recent years include:

    • Winkhaus Corporation, Whitewater
      Write, edit and prepare press release for an international corporation
    • University of Wisconsin Press, Madison
      Proofread and copyedit longer literary projects
    • Motorcycle Product News, Madison
      Edit, proofread and write articles about motorcycles and accessories
    • Cynus Publishing, Fort Atkinson
      Copyedit, write, and proofread article for trade publications
    • Nasco, Fort Atkinson
      Write and prepare documents for education material
    • News and Public Affairs, UW-Whitewater
      Write press releases, stories for The Reporter; do research and conduct interviews.
    • The Week, Walworth County, Delavan
      Copy editing, feature stories, interviews.
    • WHAD, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee
      Work on talk show production, news reporting, community outreach.
    • Milwaukee Public Museum
      Writing public service announcements, news releases, feature stories.
    • Celebrate Midwest, Milwaukee
      Handle reader correspondence, photo copying, filing, editing, fact checking.
    • City of Milwaukee
      Various positions. Work approx. 20 hours per week. Must pass a medical exam and an oral exam.
    • Shepherd Express, Milwaukee
      Possible freelance story assignments.
    • Feminist Voices, Madison
      Write stories, reviews, etc.
    • Johnson Hill Press, Fort Atkinson
      Copy editing, product descriptions, press releases, possible feature articles.
    • Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy
      Editing, report writing, research.
    • a/b: Auto/Biography, UW-Whitewater English Department
      Copy editing, journal production.
    • Whitewater Chamber of Commerce

    For more information, contact Alison Townsend, in Heide 421. Phone: 472-5056

    Possible Internship Opportunities:


    The Foreign Language Program aids students who wish to pursue paid or volunteer internship possibilities both at home and abroad. Students have found placements with businesses, school districts and social service agencies.

    Possible Internship Opportunities:

    Contact the Foreign Language faculty or Peter Hoff, Foreign Language Coordinator, in Heide 462. Phone: 472-1591


    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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