2024 Summer Fellowship Program

The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Fellowship Program.

This summer, we are offering qualified students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and make a positive impact on the residents of Rhode Island.

Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university and able to work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Past Summer Fellows at the Rhode Island Department of State have made an impact by working on exciting projects such as:

  • Assisting the Communications team in updating the brand, visual materials, and content of the Department of State’s RIVotes website and social media platforms;
  • Assisting with the continuation of the Data Transparency Tool for the Open Government Center;
  • Digitizing the Rhode Island State Library’s Public Laws Collection;
  • Improving the Department of State Business Assistant by mapping the content currently in the application and working with different state agencies to update and add relevant content; and
  • Working with the Finance & Personnel Division to streamline multiple Human Resource internal processes and projects to provide up-to-date services for the Department Employees.

Those participating in the Department of State’s Summer Fellowship Program will work with experts in their field, network with state political leaders, and have opportunities to present their summer projects to Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore.

The Fellowship will run from June 10 through August 9. This year’s projects include:

  • Streamlining Records Retention Schedules for State and local government agencies by creating an online database to filter and search applicable record series to ensure government records transparency and accessibility; 
  • Developing goals and work plans to improve voter registration, voter turnout, and voter education; 
  • Developing improvements to the Department of State Business Assistant; and 
  • Assisting with outreach to municipalities, historical organizations, and other entities in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. 

Those selected will earn $15.00 per hour and will be matched to a project based on course work, experience, and interest.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 14, 2024. All qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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