Can you imagine yourself working at Saturday Night Live in New York, Mercedes-Benz in Germany, the Olympic Training Center in San Diego, New England Patriots, NCIS, or the Newport Yachting Center? These are exactly the kind of internships that you can take when you enroll at URI.
The kind of experiential learning you'll get at URI is the kind that helped Mike Bailey land an internship, and then a full-time job, at Newport Biodiesel.
In 2009, SmartMoney Magazine ranked URI 15th in the nation for return on investment. And the value of a URI education only keeps growing through partnerships with employers such as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Volkswagen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Marine Fisheries Service, Genzyme Corporation and more. Fact is, more than 4,000 URI students are engaged in experiential learning during any given year. And those internships come from a database of more than 20,000 possible placements, where students get opportunities to think bigger than themselves, make a contribution and find real-world learning experiences.
Plus, it's not uncommon for our students' internships to turn into full-time jobs after graduation. And our Career Services center can also help too, thanks to its listing of thousands of full- and part-time job and internship opportunities. So whether you're looking for a career in marine science or the arts, engineering or pharmaceuticals, biotech or human sciences, URI is uniquely prepared to help, each step of the way.
Communications major Ariana Swerdlin, of New Jersey, is interning in the marketing department of Gulf Oil headquarters in Massachusetts. She's creating electronic communications for consumers and distributors, designing promotional products, helping with Gulf Oil's social networking sites, and assisting with design of a large scale advertising campaign.
Biological sciences major Anup Mohanty interned at leading biotech firm, Genzyme Corporation, and by the time he'd graduated, he'd been published in an international scientific journal, had a patent pending, and several job offers from which to choose.
Brittany Vincent is a children's editorial intern at Simon & Schuster (Books for Young Readers), where she's reading manuscripts to determine their potential for publication, composing reader reports, and providing detailed assessments of proposed books.
Engineering major Yemi Akinside interned at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, where he worked on many national defense and security submersible vehicle projects. His internship landed him a full-time job after graduation.
Kinesiology major Alyssa Kolton took her internships — two of them — overseas to Israel, where she worked with the Israeli National Soccer Team and the Israeli Olympic Judo Team.
English major Bianca Scartabello is an editorial intern at Hasbro, Inc. Toy Division, which, by the way, is led by a URI alumnus. Bianca is brainstorming product names and taglines, researching competitive products, writing toy product packages and instructions, and more.
Communications major Cameron Fox, of Massachusetts, is interning at the New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Bruins. He's producing DVDs for clients showcasing their on-air promotions, reviewing and analyzing daily Nielsen ratings data, and keeping tabs on competing networks.
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design major Lisa Marie Carroll, of New York, interned at Bed, Bath & Beyond headquarters, where she helped design products, worked with domestic and foreign vendors, and successfully managed plenty of international communication endeavors. She's now a full-time assistant buyer for the same company.
Journalism major Patrick Oulette, of Massachusetts, interned at the Boston Globe, where he covered the MIAA Division III high school football beat and wrote 700-word articles in 20 minutes.
An internship with the New England Patriots ended in a full-time job for marketing major Katie Beltz, of Ohio. During her internship, she planned promotional events, coordinated player appearances, and marketed opportunities to premium ticket holders.
Kinesiology major Derrek Douglas, of New Jersey, was chosen from hundreds of applicants to be the strength and conditioning intern at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego.
The culmination of the internship experience is a professional showcase portfolio which highlights major projects that our students are responsible for accomplishing throughout the semester. Click on the links below to navigate student portfolios.
|Elissa Owens||Elizabeth Johnson||Angela Pereira Jr.|
|Ashley Reed||Rebecca Warner|
|A Competitive Edge In the Real World|
|For a full report of our student opportunities in 2010-2011, please view the PDF link here.|