Rhode Island’s College Internship Programs

One of the biggest gripes employers have is that there is not a large enough talent pool of people who are familiar with their industry and ready to work. Creating college internship programs for current college students and graduates offers employers an opportunity to train the future workforce. Rhode Island is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. Employers should prepare to take advantage of this pool of resources by creating internship programs. You can start your inquiry into how to create internships by perusing through our list of partner schools in Rhode Island. 

Brown University is an Ivy League institution known for its competitive curriculum and successful graduates. Employers interested in working with Brown students and graduates go through the CareerLab.


Bryant University’s Amica Center for Career Education hosts students from liberal arts and business degree programs. This university is best known for being one of the nation’s top business specialty schools. 


Community College of Rhode Island is the largest community college system in New England. With many 2-year degree programs and 30 certificate programs, you are sure to find a great intern.


Johnson & Wales University has a long tradition of placing students in competitive, for-credit internships. Students tend to be highly motivated and ready to hit the ground running.


New England Institute of Technology offers associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in a number of technical programs. The Career Services Office serves as the initial point of contact for companies interested in setting up an internship. 


Providence College has been ranked as one of the top two regional universities in the north as listed in the U.S. News America’s Best Colleges for 9 years. This Catholic college offers bachelor degrees in 50 majors. 


Rhode Island College is one of the state’s oldest colleges and serves well over 9,100 students. The Career Development Center welcomes inquiries about establishing internships for current students. 


Rhode Island School of Design has an international reputation for being one of the best art and design schools in the country. The school enrolls bachelor and master degree students in the areas of fine art, architecture, design, jewelry making, etc. 


Roger Williams University offers both undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts. In addition, RWU is home to Rhode Island’s only law school. 


Salve Regina University is a Catholic institution that offers degrees from the associate through the doctorate. Potential interns major in liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional, and professional studies. 


University of Rhode Island has a system of 9 colleges that offer more than 80 undergraduate degree programs, 43 master degree programs, and 27 doctorate programs.



Partnering with a Rhode Island college or university to provide a viable pool of applicants for your internships will help you to prepare the job force of the future. Invest in your own company’s future by hiring an intern today. 

Want to get started working with one of the above colleges or universities? Download the Contact & Recruiting Guide from Bridge.jobs. 

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Bridge is a program that focuses on connecting employers and students in Rhode Island. The goal of Bridge is to match Rhode Island employers with talented students looking to gain valuable professional experience. Applying knowledge and skills acquired in college to a professional setting is a vital component of a student’s college education. Students who gain relevant internship experience are better prepared for full-time employment after graduation. By hiring interns, employers gain qualified, career-driven young professionals as employees. Student bring with them exposure to cutting edge practices and technology, new insights and philosophies, flexibility and a thirst for knowledge. bRIdge has a particular focus on connecting students and employers from specialized fields such as Business, Science, IT, Technology, Health, Design, Engineering and Manufacturing. The bRIdge website allows employers to post paid or unpaid internships online and directly reach out to a vast and talented pool of students. College students and recent graduates can sign up and start looking for an appropriate professional learning opportunity in minutes. bRIdge is a program of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) and RISLA’s College Planning Center of Rhode Island. RISLA has joined up with Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (AICURI), the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to bring together academia, business and community. If you have any questions about this program or if you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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