The RI State Government Internship Program connects RI students with internship experiences throughout state government.
We are currently offering a FULLY REMOTE INTERNSHIP that is supervised by the RISGIP.
When placements are able to resume, 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.
The Internship Program is open to students who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in college, graduate school or law school. Students are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited institution and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The program accepts students who are RI residents attending an accredited in state or out of state institution or a non resident who is attending a RI accredited institution. All academic majors are accepted and student experience, academic background and educational goals are taken into consideration for placement.
Many colleges and universities grant credit for the internship experience. The amount of credit granted to each student differs based on school and hours of service. To find out if you are eligible for credit, please contact your campus advisor.
Upon completion of the internship, placement supervisors complete an Intern Assessment and all interns are required to complete a Summary of Experience Essay.
Internships run in the Fall and Spring semesters and during the Summer breaks. The Fall and Spring programs run 8-12 weeks, depending on academic requirements and placement needs. The Summer program runs 8 weeks.
**Please note the following dates and know that applications are accepted throughout the year and interviews are completed on a rolling basis. Please submit an application early in order to have greater placement selection.
Spring 2021 Session Program
Duration: February 8, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Deadline to apply: December 18, 2020
Summer 2021 Session Program
Duration: June 7, 2021 – July 30, 2021
Deadline to apply: April 23, 2021
A remote interview is mandatory.