Students also have the option of completing an internship of at least 45 contact hours at a literary journal, a national or regional magazine, a daily or weekly newspaper, a recognized publishing house or a web-based publisher, or work with a published writer, agent, or editor. These internships are intended to broaden the students' experience and understanding of the professional aspects of writing and publishing. Past students have read manuscripts at the David Black and Carol Mann agencies in New York and at Tin House in Portland, OR; conducted research for published authors; taught writing workshops; and worked at such publications as McSweeney's, Sierra magazine, Creative Nonfiction, and Antioch Review.