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APG 470: Problems in Anthropology/Directed Study

Using your free elective credits to participate in experiential learning is a great way to put your 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.

APG 470: Problems in Anthropology/Directed Study


  • Permission of department chairperson


  • Problems in Anthropology/Directed Study
  • Earn 3 credits (Graded)
  • Self-guided study and research, seminar, or individual program


ITR 302/304: 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

  • Atrion Networking Corporation
  • Big Sisters of Rhode Island
  • Black Diamond Mixed Martial Arts, LLC
  • Cartridge World
  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
  • International Institute of RI
  • Newport Renewables
  • Public Archaeology Lab
  • RI Historical Preservation & Heritage
  • Smith Optics
  • Summer Infant
  • Volunteer Center of RI

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Bank of America Championship
  • Chimp Haven, Inc
  • Clear Water Studios 94.5

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

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