An internship experience is a vital component of the Public Relations Major. 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. 

Consider approaching the internship experience as you would a job search. Investigate places you would like to work and then pursue an internship opportunity with their Human Resources Department.

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

Rhode Island Public Relations agencies that have hosted URI students include, but are not limited to:  RDW Group, Duffy  & Shanley, (Add)ventures, Inc., O’Connell & Associates, Catalyst, Inc., Nail Communications, Glad Works, PriMedia, Inc., Hurley, Chandler & Chaffer, Jenn Lee Design Company, and the Fenton Group.  For a complete listing of agencies, please click here.

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