- You must have or plan to have a major or minor in one of the Bachelor of Science programs of the School of Management (SOM). These programs are Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management and Marketing.
- You must be a sophomore, junior or senior.
Your internship experience includes a three-credit course designed to prepare you for the professional work environment and your contribution to it. Topic areas include:
- Leveraging your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses
- Extroversion vs. Introversion
- Understanding the “corporate culture”
- Writing and presenting a professional report
The class is being offered twice each week – Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:50 PM. You only have to attend one class per week, however, and you are free choose which one each week.
The class is taught in the fall, spring and summer semesters by Professor Lawrence E. Wilson, Executive Director for Economic and Leadership Development at Rhode Island College.
How to Register for the Internship Course and Find an Internship
- Complete a
Student Information Form and email it to Lawrence Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org; or you may drop it by Professor Wilson’s office at 203B Alger Hall.
- Make an appointment to meet with Prof. Wilson through his research associate, David Bradley (email@example.com). When we meet, we will discuss your goals, background and the internship opportunities that are available. Please bring your completed Student Information Form and a resume.
- Search for an internship on your own! We will help you find the right internship for you based upon your interests, strengths and experience, but you must do your best to try to find one yourself! Internship opportunities available through the SOM are listed on the Current Internships Opportunities page. In addition to these, check out the internships that are listed on Destinations. Also, there are a number of online resources (Google them!), or you may know someone who can provide a lead for you to an internship opportunity. (Think about it!)
Internship Program Requirements
- An internship experience where you perform specific tasks in a “real world” business environment that build on knowledge acquired through your major field of study.
- 120 hours of work per semester at the professional organization where you are placed.
- Class attendance (one class per week) as ongoing preparation for your internship experience.
- Provide feedback to the class based upon assigned readings and your experiences in the workplace environment.