Start here to change your career. We Make RI offers two types of paid internships: General Manufacturing and Industrial Sewing. Both are FREE to approved applicants, and even better…workers earn a weekly stipend while they’re here.

No experience necessary. Both internships run for 3-4 weeks and start with the basics of working in a factory environment. Then we advance to skills like assembly, shipping, and working at productions speeds. Interns work on real projects in a real factory environment, adding skills and experience to their resumes.

At the end of the session, career counselors work with interns to place them in full-time positions with our employer partners. By going through our program, workers can earn more and secure better positions.

To be considered eligible, applicants need to be:

  • A RI resident
  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to work full time at completion
  • At least partially vaccinated for COVID

If you meet these requirements…

Explore Our Programs

Industrial Sewing

No experience necessary. Get paid to train in this 4 week industrial sewing internship. Start with the basics and graduate to making real products. Job placement assistance is offered at completion.

General Manufacturing

1 week classroom, 1-2 weeks hands on manufacturing work. Test drive a career in a factory environment and see if it’s right for you. No commitment. Weekly stipend offered for qualified applicants.