PrepareRI Internship Program
Information for Businesses and Employers
What is the Prepare ri internship program?
The PrepareRI Internship Program provides paid summer internships for high school juniors in Rhode Island. An outside organization, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, will match students with internship placements based on fit, preparedness, and skill.
Download a flyer with more information here.
why should employers participate?
Fill business needs
Diversify talent pool and bring new perspectives to the organization
Professional development opportunities for employees
Meet corporate social responsibility goals and support the local community
Increase brand recognition and reputation
Streamlined and easy process through the intermediary
how will SKILLS FOR RI’S FUTURE help?
Work with employers to develop job descriptions and identify essential skills
Vet, assess, and match student interns to employer demand
Prepare students on soft/essential skills and expectations of the workplace
Provide support for employer staff to onboard and supervise student interns
Establish a single point of contact to manage the student interns, and troubleshoot if any issues should arise
Manage all payroll and liability logistics; the program is FREE of charge to the employer for the pilot year
what are the responsibilities of the employer?
Commit to hosting 1-10 high school interns over the summer, for 6-8 weeks, 20-35 hours per week
Identify an internal champion to work closely with intermediary
Recruit supervisors and mentors to be the primary points of contact for students
Help interview and select interns, as capacity allows
Provide thought leadership and feedback for continuous improvement
Interested in hosting an intern?
If you are interested in hosting a PrepareRI intern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.