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PRS 491: Public Relations Internship

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.

PRS 491: Public Relations Internship

Requirements

  • Public Relations majors only
  • Prerequisite: PRS 340
  • Permission of instructor and application required
  • Internship must be approved by Public Relations coordinator
  • Special procedures for summer internships

Logistics

  • Public Relations Internship
  • Supervised experience in public relations with weekly class meeting
  • Minimum of 120 hours (3 credits) or 240 hours (6 credits)
  • 3 or 6 credits (Graded)
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

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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 (S/U Only)
  • ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits (Graded)
  • Seminar offered online and in class (in class – spring only)

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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

  • Amalfi Catering
  • Caster Communications
  • Duffy & Shanley
  • Future Affairs Production
  • Hasbro, Inc
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • NBC 10
  • Newport Yachting Center
  • North Star Marketing Inc
  • Providence Bruins
  • Regan Communications Group
  • SumoSkinny, LLC
  • URI – Undergraduate Admissions
  • Wilson Learning Corporation

Out-Of-State Internships

  • CBS Radio
  • Cieri Media International Corporation
  • Industry Publicity
  • Marie Claire/Hearst Corporation
  • Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

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

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