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COM 471/472: Internship in Communication Studies

Participating in an internship is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of an internship, you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, these opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

Below are your two options for earning experiential credits. Please meet with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.

ITR 302/304: Field Experience & Seminar (Fall, Spring, Summer)


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
  • Available free elective credits
  • Good academic and social standing


  • Earn between 6 – 15 free elective credits
  • ITR 302 (field experience) 3 – 12 credits (S/U Only)
  • ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits (Graded)
  • Seminar offered online and in class (in class – spring only)


Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • American Lung Association in RI
  • Caster Communications
  • Cumulus Broadcasting
  • Duffy and Shanley
  • Fat Belly`s Irish Pub
  • Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Global Spectrum/The Ryan Center
  • NBC 10
  • Newport Harbor Corporation
  • Newport Waterfront Events
  • Pirate Brands
  • Short-N-Sweet
  • Telemundo Providence
  • URI Habitat for Humanity Partnership

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Arts Westchester
  • B. Smith Enterprises
  • Banana Republic Factory Store
  • Baywood Golf Club
  • Beasley Broadcast Group
  • Brigham and Women`s Hospital
  • Doyle Sports Performance
  • Entertainment Fusion Group
  • Family Centers
  • Hampton`s Magazine
  • Law Office of Marc E Canner
  • New England Revolution
  • The Bank of NY Mellon

Sources: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009-2011

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