We are beginning two exciting initiatives to provide more and better focused experiential learning opportunities for students and to help students develop the knowledge and skills that will make them outstanding candidates if the choose to pursue careers in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The University has a well developed internship and experiential learning program, and many of our students both in sociology and anthropology have taken advantage of those opportunities. Over the next few semesters, we want to cultivate additional placements both locally and internationally. Also, we want to link our coursework more tightly with students’ placements to enhance their learning and their value to the sponsoring organizations.
For now, you might want to check out the URI Internship Office.
There are already a number of fieldwork opportunities available in anthropology. URI has several homegrown programs worth considering:
There are many other programs nationwide. Some of the better ones include:
Sociology students have taken advantage of a number of opportunities for internships and experiential learning in many different contexts
Over the last several years, many of our best students have expressed an interest in improving the common good through work in various NGOs - environmental protection, poverty alleviation, health care, rehabilitation, peace and justice, and many more. We are exploring several possible ways to help students interested in this work become well-prepared to pursue it.
Some of the things we’re thinking about are courses and coursework focused on NGOs, a minor field of study in NGOs, and full-blown, interdisciplinary major in NGO work. Stay tuned.
If you are interested in additional possibilities for this sort of work, either paid, volunteer, or internship, take a look at
for wide selection of domestic and international opportunities.
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