College of Letters & Sciences

Languages & Literatures

Contact Information

Jonathan Ivry
Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5061
Location: Laurentide Hall 3207
Elizabeth Lamb
Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3209



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
  • Cygnus 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 the Languages and Literatures Department, in Laurentide 3112, at x1036 or

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 Laurentide 3209. Phone: 472-1591