PrepareRI Has Gone Virtual for 2020
The Innovation Begins on July 6th!
Skills For Rhode Island’s Future (SkillsRI) has launched an entirely reimagined PrepareRI summer internship program that brings together high school and college interns from across Rhode Island for a real-world view into the evolving work landscape. The COVID-19 Innovation Challenge is a paid, virtual internship experience that will challenge interns to form their own student-run corporations, collaborate with remote teams and think critically to build viable solutions that will address the real-world challenges companies and industries are facing as a result of COVID-19.
Throughout the fast-paced seven-week competition, interns will enjoy deep dives and skill-building across a myriad of career-focused topics, completing challenges and sprints along the way as they collaborate, prototype and test solutions with the guidance and support their team, mentors, coaches and industry experts.
Work-based learning meets organizational strategy and gamification as each corporation balances a real budget, elects a leadership team for the boardroom, tests real solutions to real workforce problems, and culminates in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition! Student-run corporations will present their solutions to a panel of industry expert judges for the chance to win scholarships to put towards their future endeavors!
PrepareRI is brought to Rhode Island students thanks to the funding support of the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) and American Student Assistance (ASA).
Follow the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge at https://www.empowerinterns.org
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?
|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?
Questions & Concerns?
Contact SkillsRI at 401-680-5960 or email@example.com