Real Jobs RI – Internships

Internships in IT/Cybersecurity 

SENEDIA is the lead for the Real Jobs Rhode Island Cybersecurity Partnership grant to implement a cybersecurity workforce development plan in Rhode Island in partnership with industry, academic and non-profit partners including Raytheon, Purvis Systems, Rite Solutions, SEA Corp, Dell SecureWorks, and American Systems; the majority of the RI Higher Education Institutions; and the Maritime Cybersecurity Center, LaunchCode and Opportunity@Work. The grant provides funding to develop solutions needed to address business and talent needs in the Rhode Island defense and non-defense sectors in cybersecurity.  There are five integrated pieces to the workforce development plan: awareness; competency assessment; internships; incumbent worker training focused on technical certifications; and intellectual partnership mentorships.

We have 15 intern slots available per year, and intern candidates will be selected on a first-come first-served basis.

SENEDIA recruits candidates from all Rhode Island schools with IT/cybersecurity programs, and accepted interns are placed with SENEDIA member companies and other RI businesses with IT/Cybersecurity needs.

SENEDIA, through a Real Jobs RI grant, will provide a stipend of $1500 to the intern.

Intern Requirements & Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen to work in a defense contracting company
  • Minimum of 8 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • 2nd year Community College of Rhode Island student or 4th year/graduate school Rhode Island university & college students

Every intern will be afforded the opportunity for cybersecurity certification training.  SENEDIA has collaborated with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) to develop 5-day certification preparation training for  Network+ and Security+ at CCRI’s Newport County Campus. The training includes:

  • Five days of hands-on instruction
  • Custom courseware, including Boson exam simulation software that covers all of the concepts you need to know to pass the exams as well as scheduled lab time after the training to practice
  • Certified Instructor
  • 40+ hours of self-study materials, including the course textbook, syllabus and presentation materials, all for participants to keep

The training is open to any qualified RI resident.  Non-intern cost is $1900 for the five days, payable to CCRI either directly or through third party billing.  If you would like more information or to register for one of these 5-day certification preparation trainings, please contact Townley Knudson, Director of Programs at SENEDIA, tknudson@senedia.org.

IT/Cybersecurity Internship Work Experience Program

Internships in Undersea Technology/Engineering

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) http://www.senedia.org/  has an exciting new opportunity for Rhode Island college and university students: an Undersea Technology Internship Program to provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering or computer science.

We have 15 intern slots available per year, and intern candidates will be selected on a first-come first-served basis.

SENEDIA recruits candidates from all Rhode Island schools with engineering or computer science programs, and accepted interns are placed with SENEDIA member companies and other RI businesses with undersea technology, engineering, or computer science needs.

SENEDIA, through a Real Jobs RI grant, will provide a stipend of $1500 to the intern.

Intern Requirements & Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen to work in a defense contracting company
  • Minimum of 8 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • 2nd year Community College of Rhode Island student or 4th year/graduate school Rhode Island university & college students

If you are interested in an Undersea Technology/Engineering Internship, please contact Townley Knudson at tknudson@senedia.org.

Undersea Technology/Engineering Work Experience Program

Veterans Internship Program

The SENEDIA Veterans Internship Program is focused on opportunities for veterans explore career opportunities through meaningful civilian internships.  We are looking for organizations interested in sponsoring internships for our veterans, as well as veterans who seek employment opportunities. Internships and interests may be in a number of employment sectors including: Engineering and Science, Technology, Professional Services, Business Services, Logistic Services, Manufacturing, Administrative Services, and the Trades.  Working with the RI Office of Veterans Affairs, state academic institutions, and other state resources/companies to connect veterans to civilian career opportunities, SENEDIA will help veterans leverage their unique set of skills, experiences and leadership abilities developed during their years in the military.   Each internship involves 80 hours of service at a company, for which the veteran is paid a $1500 by SENEDIA; participating organizations provide a $200 match.

Over the next five years, an estimated one million service members will transition back into civilian communities across the country.  Rhode Island currently has almost 68,000 veterans living in the state, half of these veterans are younger than 64 years.  Over 7,000 men and women leaving the military are post-9/11 Gulf War era.   Veteran experiences train them for problem solving, leadership, team work, and time management, and they develop traits welcomed as a future employee including a strong sense of respect, ethics, reliability, conscientiousness and attention to detail.

For more information or to sponsor a veteran internship, please contact Lee Silvestre (LSilvestre@senedia.org).

For more information on the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, please visit www.dlt.ri.gov/realjobs/.