PrepareRI is a statewide initiative designed to prepare all Rhode Island students with the skills they need for jobs that pay.
What is the PrepareRI Internship Program?
The PrepareRI Internship Program is a “work-based learning experience” for public high school students who have completed their junior year in high school and are planning for college or a career upon graduation from high school. Research suggests work-based learning helps student link learning with classroom instruction, leads to high graduation rates, gives students ownership of their learning and career exploration and helps students develop critical soft skills.
The PrepareRI Internship Program provides students opportunities to explore careers via workplace learning experiences through paid summer internships. It represents a strategic partnership between the Rhode Island government, private industry leaders, the public education system, universities, and non-profits across the state.
|Mallory Alves, Mount Hope High School, Care New England ||Christopher Teng, East Greenwich High, Hasbro
|Caroline Creamer, South Kingstown High, Westerly Education Center |
Sample Past PrepareRI High School Internship Placements
What should you expect from SkillsRI?
SkillsRI was selected by the Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board to serve as the statewide career intermediary to develop and administer the PrepareRI Internship Program, which creates meaningful and rigorous work-based learning opportunities for public high school students in Rhode Island to learn and apply academic, technical, and professional skills and experience to the world of work. SkillsRI will also serve as the single point of contact for employers, schools, students and parents/guardians.
Questions & Concerns?
Contact SkillsRI at 401-680-5960 or firstname.lastname@example.org