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SPA 497/498: Directed Study

Using your free elective credits to participate in experiential learning 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.

SPA 497/498: Directed Study

Requirements

  • Prerequisite: SPA 325
  • Acceptance of project by faculty member
  • Approval of section head

Logistics

  • 1 – 3 credits (Graded)
  • Directed Study
  • For the advanced students
  • Individual research and reports on problems of special interest

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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

  • ADP Digital Solutions
  • Children’s Friend & Service – Central Falls
  • RI State Government Intern Program
  • Social Security Administration

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Beverly Recreation Department
  • Global Health Council

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

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