Internships and Career Preparation

Internships and Career Preparation

Many full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available for Communication Studies majors. Students are encouraged to enhance their career potential with quality internship experience. Our research reveals that internships are the number one predictor of job placement. 

Students majoring or minoring in Communication Studies have two Career Education Specialists dedicated to support them with internships and career advising. Communication Studies students with last names A-M contact Ashley Foley (; and students with last names N-Z, contact Jenna Visinho (

To learn everything you need to know about earning academic credit for internships, please see the Getting an Internship page. Also, visit the Center for Career & Experiential Education page and click on “Internships.”

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 (S/U Only)
• ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits (Graded)
• Seminar offered online and in class (in class -
spring only)
Center for Career & Experiential Education
Jenna Visinho, Internship Advisor 

Speaking Center Internship Opportunities

While Communication Studies internships are run through the Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, Communication Studies students may earn up to 6 internship credits in Communication Studies (COM471) by working as undergraduate peer mentors and speech tutors in the URI Speaking Center. Interested applicants should contact Adam David Roth, Ph.D. (, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA, possess exceptional public speaking skills, and have received stellar marks in COM100 and/or COM202.

Speaking Center Internship Requirements and Forms

Coming soon!