Academic Credit

Bryant offers eligible students an opportunity to earn academic credit by combining significant work experience with academic study.

STEP 1: Start the process by meeting with your Academic Advisor.


  • Credits completed: You must have completed 60 credits and/or departmental prerequisites within the concentration, minor or degree area of study for Internship 391 course as stated in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
  • GPA: You must have a minimum cumulative, and concentration GPA of 2.0. (Finance 391 and International Business 391 require minimum of 2.5.)
  • If you are a transfer student, you must have completed one full semester to establish a GPA and prerequisite coursework before starting an internship.

STEP 2: Find an internship (required to complete a minimum of 120 hours for each academic internship worked over a period of 10-12 weeks).

  • To apply to internships posted on the Bryant Career Connection, you must view the Orientation to Academic Internships.

STEP 3: Determine your faculty supervisor.  Faculty will approve your internship, create an academic learning assignment, monitor the internship, and assign a grade.

  • An approved internship is taken for academic credit through a 3-credit elective course (course code: 391 or 491) in either a concentration, minor or general business / arts and sciences area of study.
  • A faculty supervisor will create an academic learning assignment with you, monitor the internship, and assign a grade.

STEP 4: Follow timeline AND registration process for fall, spring and summer registration requirements.


Questions? Contact
Barbara Gregory, Manager of Academic Internship Program
Phone: (401) 232-6355

Denise Gormley, Internship Assistant
Phone: (401) 232-6169