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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Art and Art History

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

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


Mary Rucker, Ph.D

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

Crime and Justice Studies

Karen Lahm, Ph.D.: 937-775-4165

Crime and Justice Studies Internships

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

English Language and Literatures

Internships in Writing

Alan Knowles

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

Erin Flanagan, Ph.D.: 937-775-3136 

Internships in TESOL

Deborah Crusan, Ph.D.: 937-775-3136

Internships in Teaching

Crystal Lake, Ph.D.

Internships in Literature

Andrew Strombeck, Ph.D.


Sean Pollock, Ph.D.

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

International Studies

Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D.: 937-775-3197
International Studies Internships

Past Internships
  • U.S. Department of State

Modern Languages

María Astudillo: 937-775-4456

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


Wayne Stark: 937-775-4268

Political Science

Lee Hannah, Ph.D.: 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

Valerie Stoker, Ph.D.

Past Internships
  • Ebeneserhof Hutterian Brethren
  • Butler High School


Karen Lahm, Ph.D.: 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

Pam Lavarnway: 937-775-3784

Urban Affairs and Geography

Dan Warshawsky, Ph.D.: 937-775-2845

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

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?

Email 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 email Wayne Stark at wayne.stark@wright.edu and he will help you get started.


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