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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 will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation. Below are two options for earning internship credits. Consider meeting with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.

OCG 491: Physics and Physical Oceanography Bay Campus Independent Study

Junior standing in natural sciences, natural resources, or engineering
Permission of supervising faculty member

15 credits
Ocean Studies
S/U only
Independent Study
Full-time intensive work experience with Graduate School of Oceanography research at Narragansett Bay Campus. Student expected to participate in research program, seminars, and other activities of Bay Campus.
Not for graduate credit in oceanography


ITR 302/304

2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
Available free elective credit
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)

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