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 316/317: Spanish Internship Abroad


  • Prerequisite: SPA 321
  • Acceptance of project by member


  • 3 – 6 credits (Graded)
  • Spanish Internship Abroad
  • Supervised work experience in Spanish-speaking country for advanced language students
  • Credit for BA in Spanish only for student also completing a BS in Engineering


SPA 497/498: Directed Study


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


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


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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    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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