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WRT 484: Internship in Writing & Rhetoric

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.

WRT 484: Writing & Rhetoric Internship


  • 60 credits with a minimum of 12 in WRT
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Permission of faculty advisor


  • Internship in Writing and Rhetoric
  • Practice and direct supervision in workplace writing
  • Placement options include community-based, governmental, technological, health services, military, educational, and non profit organizations
  • 1-3 credits (S/U Only)
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


  • 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

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
  • URI Marketing & Communications

Out-Of-State Internships

  • GamerFitNation, Inc

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

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