At Duquesne, your learning experience expands beyond the classroom, offering a variety of ways to stay engaged. The extracurricular opportunities for you to explore will help you connect on a deeper level with your passions, engage with the community and your fellow students and build your resume.

Whether you're interested in creative writing, publishing, acting, teaching or community outreach, we have something for you! And our internship and scholarship opportunities help pave the way toward a successful, fulfilling future.


English students at Duquesne are afforded to a variety of internship opportunities, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Internship partners include:

  • St. Edmunds Academy
  • Literary Pittsburgh
  • ACH Clear Pathways
  • Triada U.S. Literary Agency
  • DU Quark
  • Duquesne Summer Intensive Writing Camp for High Schoolers
  • The Downtown Greensburg Project
  • Gumberg Library
  • Autumn House Press
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • The Education Partnership
  • ARYSE Pittsburgh
  • Community Writing Center


As an English and/or Theater Arts student, you will have opportunities to pursue your research interests with the mentorship of the faculty and with financial resources from the department.

  • O’Donnell Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial support for summer research project for undergraduates. All O’Donnell winners present their work at a department symposium and are recognized at our annual awards luncheon.
  • Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium and Graduate Research Symposium: Work with a faculty mentor to present your work to the larger Duquesne community!
  • Carroll Creative Writing Scholarship Competition: Students must submit 5-10 pages of creative writing.
  • Frances J. Chivers Scholarship Competition: An interpretative essay of 5-10 pages. The essay must have been submitted in an English course at Duquesne, and have been graded and commented on by the Instructor.
  • Funding for conference presentations: Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to receive funds to attend conferences to present their scholarship

University Writing Center

The Writing Center at Duquesne University provides writing instruction and support for writers and teachers of writing at every level in the university community and beyond.

Study Abroad

Duquesne provides study-abroad opportunities through which you'll discover new possibilities in your major and the perspective you need to thrive in world that's more connected than ever.

Clubs & More

:Lexicon is the literary and arts journal of Duquesne University. Each semester, the journal solicits submissions from the Duquesne community—including students, staff, and alumni—and showcases their work in the latest edition. In addition to the journal itself, a release party is held each semester, where those published have the chance to discuss and present their work to an audience.

The Medieval and Renaissance Players is a community theater that focuses on early English drama. Anyone many audition for the Players.

The Red Masquers is western Pennsylvania's oldest, continually producing theater company. This company is open to all Duquesne students, faculty and staff.

Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honor Society whose purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.

The Duquesne University yearbook, L'Esprit du Duc, is produced yearly by a team of student editors.