Under the RI Work Immersion Program, the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) provides partial wage reimbursements to RI employers that provide internships to college students and recent college graduates in RI.
The Work Immersion Program will be temporarily shut down for the month of July 2016 for program revisions.
FY2016 forms will be removed from the website as of June 30, 2016 and the FY2017 forms will be available August 1st.
For work experiences that begin in July, please use the FY16 pre-approval form and submit them before June 30, 2016.
New changes to the 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
For information on how to apply for the RI Work Immersion Program, click on the links below:
> NEW FOR FY16 - Description of the Work Immersion Program for RI college students and recent graduates
> NEW FOR FY16 - College student and recent graduate pre-approval form (must be submitted prior to the start of the internship)
> Instructions for participating in the Work Immersion Program
> Retention Form
> Evaluation and Wage Reimbursement Form
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.
> Download a copy of the Employer Guide to Structuring a Successful Internship Program
> Read about the benefits of hosting an intern and resources available
> Common Legal Questions about Interns