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.

SOC 497: Internship


  • Junior (60+ credits) or Senior (90+ credits) standing
  • 6 credits in sociology beyond 100
  • Open only to Sociology majors
  • Permission of instructor


  • Field experience in Sociology
  • Experience in an approved government agency or non-profit organization
  • In additional to on-site work, there is a weekly seminar with a variety of assignments
  • 3-6 credits (Graded)
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be earned


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  • 401.874.2587
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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

  • Perspectives Corporation
  • International Institute of RI
  • URI Athletics
  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Narragansett Police Dept
  • Sojourner House Inc
  • Adult Probation and Parole
  • Boys & Girls Club- Pawtucket
  • Cranston Police Department
  • Fogarty for Rhode Island Committee
  • Hopkinton Police Department
  • Learning Works for Kids
  • Meadowbrook Waldorf School
  • Make – A – Wish Foundation of RI
  • Narragansett Brewing Company
  • Narragansett High School
  • Rhode Island Cultural Educational Enrichment Program
  • RI Dept. of Attorney General
  • RI State Government Intern Program
  • South Kingstown School Department
  • State of RI -Dept of Corrections Adult Probation & Parole
  • The Kent Center
  • URI Athletics and The Ryan Center
  • URI Women`s Center

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Atlanta City Councilman Ceasar Mitchell Barnstable Sheriffs Office
  • Biocollections
  • Bradley Beach Police Dept
  • Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis
  • DS Recording Studio 362
  • Hartford City Mission
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County Inc.
  • Pepsi bottling Group
  • Saratoga Springs Picnic & Campgrounds
  • Somerset Police Dept

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