Communication Studies

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.

COM 477: Internship in Communication Studies


  • Permission of instructor
  • 18 credits in communication studies and junior standing in a degree-granting college


  • 1-6 credits (S/U only)
  • Supervised participation in instructional practice for COM students
  • Provides exposure to pragmatic classroom issues and experience in various aspects of college level teaching
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Norbert Mundorf, Professor, Program Chair, 401-874-4725
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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

  • Channel 10
  • The Ryan Center
  • Hasbro
  • Alex and Ani
  • Channel 12
  • Mixed Media Promotions
  • Save The Bay
  • URI Athletics
  • ABC6
  • iHeartRadio
  • PSE Agency (Providence Bruins)
  • Cumulus Media
  • Narragansett Beer
  • Meditech
  • RDW Group
  • (add)ventures
  • RI Monthly
  • Patricia Raskin Productions
  • WPRO News Talk 99.7 FM – Cumulus Providence
  • Newport Hospitality

Out-Of-State Internships

  • LiveNation Entertainment
  • Platinum Entertainment Group
  • Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles
  • Equity Communications
  • MRA International
  • Community Health Network Connecticut Foundation
  • Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc.
  • BBC International
  • ICS Marketing
  • Seventh House PR
  • Electric Boat
  • Bridal Culture
  • American Properties Commercial
  • Dana Farber Boston
  • New England Revolution
  • McCann Health
  • TeamBonding

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

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    ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


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


    • ITR 302 Field Experience: 3-12 credits (S/U grade)
    • ITR 304 Seminar: 3 credits (letter grade)
    • Seminar is asynchronous online via Brightspace


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