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JOR 345: Journalism Internship

Using your free electives to participate 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.

JOR 345: Internship

Requirements

  • Prerequisites depend on internship
  • Permission of instructor and application required

Logistics

  • Supervised experience in (a) reporting and writing; (b) editing; (c) radio news; (d) television news
  • Earn 3 (120 hours) or 6 (240 hours) credits
  • Maximum of 6 credits allowed toward graduation

Contact

ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar

Requirements

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

Logistics

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

Contact


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

  • East Bay Newspapers
  • Narragansett Times, South Kingstown
  • Northeast Independent, South County Independent
  • Providence Business News
  • Providence Media: SO Rhode Island, Providence Monthly, The Bay
  • Rhode Island Monthly
  • RI PBS
  • Standard Times, North Kingstown
  • URI News Bureau
  • Valley Breeze & Observer
  • Warwick Beacon
  • Westerly Sun
  • WHJJ AM
  • WJAR Channel 10
  • WLNE ABC 6
  • WPRI Channel 12
  • WPRO AM
  • WRNI-Rhode Island Public Radio

Out-Of-State Internships

  • 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, Boston
  • Citadel Broadcasting, Atlanta
  • Gloucester Daily Times, Massachusetts
  • KSAZ TV, Phoenix
  • Magnet Magazine, Philadelphia
  • NBC 30, Hartford, Connecticut
  • NBC6Miami.com
  • Science Magazine, Boston
  • The Boston Globe, Sports Department
  • WBZ-TV and WBZ-AM, Boston
  • WCVB-TV, Boston
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • WHDH-TV, Boston
  • WFAN Radio, New York
  • WOBM/Millennium Radio, NJ
  • Worcester Telegram-Gazette
  • WTIC Radio, Connecticut

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

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