URI Internship Program Information
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Please complete an online application.
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Minimum 60 credits prior to internship start date
- 300+ level free elective credits available (meet with academic advisor to determine)
- Good academic and social standing
- Internships are offered in the fall, spring and summer
- Internships are available in virtually every field
- Students may intern anywhere in the U.S.
- Students can choose an internship from the RhodyNET database.
- Students can also create their own internship with the departments guidance.
- Over 600 placement sites are available in Rhode Island
Credits & Hours
The internship program consists of two components: the 6-12 credit field experience and the required 3-credit internship seminar. Grading: students receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade for the field experience and a letter grade for the seminar. Each student participating in an internship completes approximately 35 hours per credit.
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Students will enroll in a 3-credit seminar taken concurrently with their field experience. The Internship Seminar focuses on the intern's learning experience, professional and career development, and preparation for graduate studies. Some of the topics covered in seminar:
- 5 Stages of the Internship
- Communication in the workplace
- Cover letter and resume writing workshops
- Professional portfolio development
- Informational Interview: Analyzing, researching,and reflecting on a future career or graduate studies
Become a participant in the URI Internship program, by following these easy steps
1 ___ Complete an online application: http://www.uri.edu/internships/internshipapplication.
By completing the online application you will receive weekly e-mails of new internship listings!
2 ___ Attend an Information Session held daily at 1:00 in the Roosevelt Hall 1st Floor Lounge
3 ___ Meet with an academic advisor to determine your amount of available free elective credits
4 ___ Start the search for your Internship
- RhodyNet Internship & Job Search Database http://career.uri.edu to register and/or access your account. Click on the “Student” RhodyNet Oval in the top left corner of the page.
- www.internships.com Visit www.internships.com to register or visit the University of Rhode Island Welcome Page: http://www.internships.com/welcome/universityofrhodeisland
- Click on “Sign Up for Free” in the upper right hand corner of any page.
- Complete the form by entering your first and last name, email, and create a password.
- Make sure to select our school location and school name from the My Profile area under “Education” once you have registered.
- ELCE Intern Advisors — Internship advisors are available to assist you with your search.
- Searching on your own — Network! Consider personal contacts (family, friends, peers, professors, etc.), visit specific agency websites, explore job search resources:
- National Internship Search Engines: www.internshipprograms.com, www.job-hunt.org, www.internweb.com, www.internjobs.com, www.collegegrad.com (be sure to use the advanced search feature & select internships only), www.bigapplehead.com (internship search engine for students looking to intern in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.)
- Explore the major job search resources: www.monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com, www.hotjobs.com, www.google.com, www.yellowpages.com, www.craigslist.com
- More information available on finding an internship on your with the ELCE Intern Advisors
5 ___ Apply/Interview for positions and ask yourself:
- Is this an opportunity that will help me further my career goals?
- Could I learn from and work well with this supervisor?
- Does this environment suit my personality and will I enhance my skills?
- Do I feel safe in this environment?
- Will I have an adequate amount of work to do and will I enjoy the work?
- Do I agree with the goals and mission of the agency?
- Am I selecting this internship for the right reasons?
6 ___ Accept an internship position and ask your placement supervisor to complete the Supervisor Paperwork
(Can be found in our office and on the “Forms” section of our website)
7 ___ Make an appointment to meet with an ELCE Intern Advisors.
Appointment can be made in 139 Roosevelt Hall or call 874-2160.
*Your completed supervisor paperwork must be submitted PRIOR to this meeting*
- Advisement: Discuss career plan, academic plan, credit options, receive help, etc.
- Registration: Receive permission numbers/paperwork to register for credits/seminar
- You must bring a copy of your driver’s license and car insurance to the registration
- Students should begin the internship search in MARCH.
- Fall internships should be finalized: August 30th.
- Students should begin the internship search in SEPTEMBER.
- Spring internships should be finalized: January 15th
- Students should begin the internship search in JANUARY.
- Summer internships should be finalized: May 15th.
- Summer Internships begin at the end of May