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.

PSY305 & ITR302/304 Comparison

PSY 305: Field Experience in Psychology


  • Prerequisite PSY 113
  • Permission of instructor


  • Field Experience in Psychology
  • Direct contact with settings and populations served by psychologists
  • Emphasis on understanding models and theories in relation to practical problems
  • Topical sections may include: preclinical, community, laboratory, and organizational applications
  • 3 credits (Graded)
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits (Graded)


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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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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

  • A Place to Grow
  • AIDS Care Ocean State
  • Bradley Hospital
  • Brown University Dept of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Chariho Regional High School
  • Children’s Friend & Service-Central Falls
  • DCYF
  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Gateway Healthcare, Inc.
  • Jumpstart URI
  • Narragansett Police Dept
  • Newport Yachting Center
  • Perspectives Corporation
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • RI Department of Corrections
  • Sojourner House Inc
  • South Bay Retirement Living
  • The Goddard School
  • The Groden Center
  • Youth Pride

Out-Of-State Internships

  • American Eyeglass Center
  • American Heart Association
  • Boston Meical Center
  • Bridge Technical Solutions
  • City of Stamford
  • European Equestrian Concepts Inc
  • Gosereld on Cape Cod
  • Kings County District Attorney`s Office
  • Looking Upwards, INC
  • New Jersey State Police
  • New York State Institute for Research
  • Princeton House Behavioral Health
  • Whitmarsh House
  • Women’s Leadership Coalition
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

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