Internships are an increasingly popular part of the college experience. A good internship exposes you to real world opportunities and complements your coursework in economics.
To find out more about internships, including what opportunities are available, check Rhody.net and speak with an advisor in the Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE). The Experiential Learning Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences is Richard Song, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 401-874-7281. The career education specialist for Economics majors is Douglas Ouimette. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 401.874.5177. A comprehensive list of career opportunities and other resume builders can be found here.
To complete an internship you must have earned at least 45 credits and have a GPA no lower than 2.5.
You may receive credits for internships either through the ITR course managed by the Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement or by registering for ECN 351 and/or 352. The ITR course code makes it possible for you to earn up to 24 credits for an internship. It also requires simultaneous enrollment in a three credit colloquium course. If you prefer to receive credit within the major, the ECN 351/352 course code may be used by permission of the department chair. The department chair will only approve the ECN 351/352 course code for an internship that has a strong connection to the field of economics and is not already receiving ITR credit. A maximum of six credits is possible.