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Subsidized, paid internships for RI college students, recent RI college graduates, and employers

Under the RI Work Immersion Program, the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) provides 50% wage reimbursements to RI employers that provide internships to college students and recent college graduates in RI.

Terms and conditions of the Work Immersion Program:

  • Participants are eligible for the program if they have not previously completed 400 hours in the Work Immersion Program
  • Employers are eligible for up to 10 Work Immersion participants (students or unemployed adults) per fiscal year
  • Employers must be registered with the RI Secretary of State’s Office
  • To qualify for reimbursement, the temporary work experience or internship must offer the participant paid employment for a period of 20 consecutive weeks or less

> Application/Pre-Approval Form

Prior to the start of the work experience, the employer must submit a completed pre-approval form and signed federal W-9 (for the employer) to Sherri Carello at sherri.carello@dlt.ri.gov. Funds will not be awarded for any wages paid prior to approval. Pre-approval will be granted within 2 weeks of receipt of the form.

>Evaluation and Wage Reinbursement Form

Once the internship is complete: submit a completed evaluation form along with relevant wage records for the entire length of the  internship.

> 25% Retention Reimbursement Form

If the participant is retained for an additional 12 weeks beyond their internship, submit a completed retention form with relevant wage records for a 25% reimbursement of wages paid.

 

Learn more about hosting an intern at your business:

> To find a college student intern for your business, contact a Rhode Island college or university career center or go to bRIdge.jobs.
> Read about the benefits of hosting an intern and resources available
> Common Legal Questions about Interns



Under the RI Work Immersion Program, the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) provides partial wage reimbursements to RI employers that provide temporary work experiences to unemployed adults.

Terms and conditions of the Work Immersion Program:

  • Participants are eligible for the program if they have not previously completed 400 hours in the Work Immersion Program
  • Employers are eligible for up to 10 Work Immersion participants (students or unemployed adults) per fiscal year
  • Employers must be registered with the RI Secretary of State’s Office
  • To qualify for reimbursement, the temporary work experience or internship must offer the participant paid employment for a period of 20 consecutive weeks or less

> Application/Pre-Approval Form

Prior to the start of the work experience, the employer must submit a completed pre-approval form and signed federal W-9 (for the employer) to Sherri Carello at sherri.carello@dlt.ri.gov. Funds will not be awarded for any wages paid prior to approval. Pre-approval will be granted within 2 weeks of receipt of the form.

> Evaluation and Wage Reinbursement Form

Once the work experience is complete: submit a completed evaluation form along with relevant wage records for the entire length of the work experience.

> 25% Retention Reimbursement Form

If the participant is retained for an additional 12 weeks, submit a completed retention form with relevant wage records for a 25% reimbursement of wages paid.
Subsidized, paid internships for RI High School Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education, and RI employers

Under the GWB RI Work Immersion Program, the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) provides partial wage reimbursements to RI employers that provide internships to high school students who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education in RI.

> Application/Pre-Approval Form

Prior to the start of the internship, the employer must submit a completed pre-approval form and signed federal W-9 (for the employer) to Sherri Carello at sherri.carello@dlt.ri.gov. Funds will not be awarded for any wages paid prior to approval. Pre-approval will be granted within 2 weeks of receipt of the form.

> Evaluation Form

Once the internship is complete: submit a completed evaluation form along with relevant wage records for the entire length of the internship.


 

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