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Health Studies Internship

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, internships encourage networking with professionals and provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

You must meet with your academic advisor before registering for internship credits.

ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


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


  • Earn between 6 and 15 free elective credits
  • ITR 302 (field experience) 3-12 credits
  • ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits
  • Seminar offered online and in class (in class -spring only)


Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which environmental, marine, health and economic-related students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • Bradley Hospital
  • Easter Seals of Rhode Island
  • Hospital Association of Rhode Island
  • Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence
  • Newport Hospital
  • Plan USA
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital Speech Pathology Department
  • The Groden Center
  • The Health & Wellness Institute
  • Ullucci Sports Medicine
  • URI Recreational Services

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Community Care Services
  • Global Health Strategies
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Southern NH Speech-Language & Reading Services, LLC
  • Trinity Risk, LLC

Source: HLT Sakai site for HLT majors, End-of-Year-report pages 34 – 37: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009 – 2011

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