Internships/Field Studies

Writing Associates Program

Through the Writing Associates Program, English majors may fulfill an internship as tutors to other students.  

Writing Associates are advanced English majors and Honors College affiliated English majors who have been recognized for their excellence as writers and critical thinkers. Learn more about the Writing Associates Program on its website.

Writing Associates

English 413 Community Literacy, Theories of Literacy 

In this course, students will explore the various ways in which reading and writing work in a global, digital world and what that means for local communities. The course covers competing explanations and theories of how literacy works and is valued, and encourages students to critically reflect on how these theories intersect with community experience and propose solutions for improved access to literacy.  

Students who enroll in this class alongside internship credits in ENG 404 will gain real-world experience with community literacy, engaging directly with concepts discussed in class. They’ll also earn valuable resume-building writing and communication skills through connecting with local communities. 


Community Education in Disability Studies

ENG 410: Perfect Circle Theater in Spring 2023

Requirements Met: English Major Category F; Disability Studies Minor (Social Models)

Students branch out into performing arts, creative writing, community engagement, and deeper knowledge of disability cultures in Perfect Circle Theater. UO students and adults with disabilities from Eugene and Springfield come together as fellow students to tell each other stories from their lives and imaginations, write and practice scenes, and produce a show. Supporting this endeavor are volunteers from local theater and disability communities. Students don’t have to act on stage. You can also collect stories, develop scripts, write and play music, coach actors, assist directors, publicize the show, help other students get their ideas on page and stage, or manage lights, sound, costumes, and props. No tests or papers, but classes are 6 hours/week to allow rehearsal time.

Read about our last production.

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