PLEASE NOTE - We are currently offering a fully remote internship! It is a
project based internship, interns work within Intern Teams consisting of
interns with similar majors and educational goals. Interns are expected to
participate between 8-12 hours per week and to participate in all remote
meetings- there are a minimum of 2 remote meetings weekly. Intern Teams work
together virtually with their Team Supervisor / Mentor throughout the
internship to complete a Policy or IT or Communication Project.
If you’re interested in a challenging, rewarding experience where you will
grow, learn and also contribute in concrete and meaningful ways, the RI State
Government Internship Program may be just what you’re looking for. Internships
enhance your academic career and personal development. Internships provide you
with valuable, first-hand experience which enables you to develop important,
useful workplace skills.
The RI State Government Internship Program started as an idea in February
1967. Political scientists from several Rhode Island colleges brought forth the
vision of a coordinated educational program involving colleges and agencies of
state government. The Internship Program was launched shortly after the 1968
elections and was broadened to a statewide program through state legislation on
April 15, 1969.
Students are connected with internship experiences throughout state
government. This includes the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches as
well as state departments of government, municipal agencies and community and
non-profit organizations. Students are placed in areas of interest where they
work with their placement supervisor on a variety of projects and tasks that
enable them to meet educational learning objectives.
The internship experience provides real world experience with a strong
educational focus. The Internship Program is open to college students, graduate
students and law school students. Many interns earn college credit. Students
should inquire with their faculty advisors to ensure that they are receiving
credit when possible.