Help us build tomorrow’s workforce today. PrepareRI internships, offered at both the high school and college level, enable youth to engage in career exploration through work-based learning with Rhode Island employers.
Employers know first-hand what skills and experience their workforce needs and how best to grow and nurture the talent pipeline of the future – we invite you to get involved with PrepareRI in 2021.
Engaging PrepareRI interns allows employers to help shape the pipeline of future talent in Rhode Island.
High school and college interns complete rigorous, employer-driven work-readiness training prior to the start of their internship. SkillsRI has a robust “matching process” that connects students with internship opportunities that align with their future career interests.
PrepareRI allows for employers, schools and students to make meaningful connections for student learning in high school, college and beyond.
PrepareRI Internship Framework
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (SkillsRI) has designed an “employability framework” which sets the expectations for student learning. This framework was built from nationally researched best practices and Rhode Island based employer focus groups.
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is the employer of record for all interns to reduce liabilities and risks employers may have by hosting or engaging with interns.
What Employers Are Saying About the PrepareRI High School Internship Program
“Creates industry and career awareness for our young adults. Enables our business to leverage new talent and experience to advance ideas/projects.”
“We were able to bring in a different cultural perspective through this intern. She brought some cultural insight to the place.”
“We were very pleased with this experience. We would love to participate in future Prepare RI internships. Having experienced the internship, we have a better understanding of the many areas that we can offer opportunities.”
How To Get Involved
High School Internship Program
College Internship Program
Jenny Pichardo: 401-680-5978
Christopher Abreu: 401-680-5969