PrepareRI High School Internship Program

With almost 1,100 applications submitted or in-progress, the PrepareRI High School Internship program is extending its application deadline from December 31, 2019 to January 10, 2020 at 11:59PM.  We appreciate our communities’ feedback and Skills for Rhode Island’s Future wants to ensure all students have access to technology and in-school support to successfully complete the application. For more information and the application, please visit or contact or 401-680-5960.

Thank you for your interest in the PrepareRI High School Internship Program. Please read the application instructions before applying.

If you want to learn more about the program before you apply please visit or call SkillsRI at 401-680-5978.


  • Attend Rhode Island public school
  • Junior in high school (2019/2020 school year)
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Minimum of 16 years of age by March 1, 2020
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Parental/Guardian consent to participate
  • Complete online PrepareRI High School Internship Program Application
  • Complete interview with Skills RI and/or with employers
  • Attend 40-hour work-readiness training scheduled for June 22-26, 2020 or June 29-July 3, 2020 from 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Interns must commit to a minimum of 150 hours of work and a maximum of 240 hours AND a minimum of 6 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks between June 29-August 21, 2020
  • Have a flexible schedule for work during the summer*

*Suggested availability is Monday-Saturday, 6:00am – 9:00pm. 


  • To apply, you must register for an account
  • After you register, you must verify your email address. An email will be sent to you with a verification link
  • Go to your email to access the verification link. Within the email, click "Confirm email address" to verify your email. After verifying your email address you will be brought back to the application site 
  • Once back at the application site, you must complete the eligibility form. If you are eligible for the program, you will then be able to access and complete the application
  • You can start your application and save it to complete at a later time
  • When you have completed your application, be sure to review your work closely before you submit
  • When you are satisfied with your application and are ready to submit, click “Mark as Complete,” then “Review & Submit,” and lastly “Submit Your Application”
    • If you are completing your application on a mobile device, after you have clicked “Mark as Complete,” you must click “Back to Application,” then “Review & Submit,” and lastly “Submit Your Application”
  • If you do not submit your application, it will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • The application must be completed online, there is no paper form
  • Application closes January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM

For more detailed instructions about how to complete your online application, click here

If you need help filling out the application, please contact your school career coordinator. If you have any trouble saving or submitting your application please contact SkillsRI at 401-680-5978 or

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