Experiential Learning

Internship Contacts in the College

Many departments and majors within the College of Liberal Arts offer specific internships as integral parts of their program of study. These internships are the most direct path to career experience in students’ chosen field. Students who want to learn more about these opportunities or community partners who want to connect with a department in the college should contact the appropriate representative of each department or program. See internship contacts below. 

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Departments and Schools

Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) Master's Program

Jacqueline Bergdahl (Director): 937-775-2667

Art and Art History

Tracy Longley-Cook: 937-775-4118
Art Internships

Past Internships
  • Dayton Art Institute
  • Rosewood Arts Center
  • WSU Office of Marketing
  • Stivers School for the Arts: Photography Program
  • Callahan Photography

CELIA:Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts

Wayne Stark: 937-775-4268

past internships
  • City of Kettering, Cultural Arts: Rosewood Arts Center
  • Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
  • Dayton Society of Artists
  • Human Race Theatre Company
  • Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
  • Victoria Theatre Association
  • Western Reserve Historical Society: Hale Farm and Village
  • Wright State University School of Music


Ray Marcano

Past Internships
  • Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Carillon Historical Park -Dayton History
  • Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Families of Addicts (FOA)

English Language and Literatures

Internships in Writing

Ahley Hall: 937-775-3136

Past Writing Internships:

  • Reds Rookie Success League
  • Woolpert
  • Office of Institutional Research
  • University Auditing and Consulting Services
  • Municipality of Carlisle, Ohio
Internships in Creative Writing

Dr. Erin Flanagan: 937-775-3136 

Internships in TESOL

Dr. Deborah Crusan: 937-775-3136

Internships in Teaching

Ahley Hall: 937-775-3136

Internships in Literature

Dr. Alpana Sharma: 937-775-2070


Jonathan Winkler: 937-775-3839

Past Internships
  • Warren County Records Center and Archives
  • Armstrong Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps
  • Clark County Historical Society
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Modern Languages

María Astudillo: 937-775-4456

Past Internships
  • Hispanic Catholic Ministry
  • Dayton Public Library
  • Eckerle Administrative Center


Hank Dahlman: 937-775-2787 

Political Science

Lee Hannah: 937-775-2904
Political Science Internships

Past Internships
  • Advanced Technical Intelligence Center
  • Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management
  • United Nations - UN Women
  • Montgomery County Public Defender
  • Ohio House of Representatives- Rep. John Rogers (District 60)

Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

Ava Chamberlain: 937-775-2274

Past Internships
  • Ebeneserhof Hutterian Brethren
  • Butler High School


Karen Lahm: 937-775-4165

Sociology Internships

Past Internships  
  • Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
  • Hope House Rescue Mission
  • Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties

Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures

Stuart McDowell: 937-775-3784

Urban Affairs and Geography

Mary Wenning: 937-775-3506

Dan Warshawsky: 937-775-2845

Past Internships 
  • Wesley Community Center
  • City of Xenia
  • Dayton Police Department
  • Americorps
  • Montgomery County Sanitary Engineering

Interdisciplinary Programs

Crime and Justice Studies

Karen Lahm: 937-775-4165

Crime and Justice Studies Internships

Past Internships
  • Fairborn Police Department
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court
  • Miamisburg Police Department
  • US Marshals Service
  • Preble County Court of Common Pleas

International Studies

December Green: 937-775-2942
International Studies Internships

Past Internships
  • U.S. Department of State

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Emily Yantis-Houser: 937-775-4611

Past Internships
  • Girls Inc. / YWCA
  • Planned Parenthood of SW Ohio
  • &Wright State Women's Center 

Internship questions?

Contact Wayne Stark at wayne.stark@wright.edu.

Any suggestions?

Do you want to create an internship opportunity for a liberal arts student but are unsure of where to begin? Please contact Wayne Stark at wayne.stark@wright.edu and he will help you get started.


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