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Now Hiring For October 2019:

Leadership Rhode Island’s mission is to engage and connect people through shared experiences that positively transform individuals, organizations and communities. We envision a Rhode Island that is flourishing — economically, civically, culturally — built on a foundation of ever-improving human capital whose strengths and potential we spend each day revealing and igniting. And we see the lessons of this lively leadership experiment being shared and amplified around the country and the world to nurture the kind of fully-engaged societies that create lasting, positive change.

Our momentum is the strongest it’s ever been. Since 1981, LRI has  inspired emerging and established leaders to create change in their communities and measured results through cohort-based programming and individual enrichment programs/events. In the past eight years LRI has evolved and grown by collaborating with and mobilizing local citizenry in new transformational ways. We’ve turned around a bankrupt city, staged the first statewide strengths-based convening, and moved workforce engagement rates statewide from the worst to the best in the country.  And, as we approach LRI’s 40th anniversary (2020), we’re excited to celebrate four decades of leadership legacy and for the potential to expand the scale and scope of our work substantially over the coming years.

Our staff is passionate about Rhode Island and appreciates nurturing transformational relationships for the betterment of our state. We live a Strengths-based culture, one that energetically embraces and leverages our individual and collective strengths to achieve our vision. We’re known for our quality, agility, thoughtfulness, and mission adherence. We change lives.


Leadership Rhode Island meets specific office needs by engaging student interns for staff and committee support as well as project work. The internship program is designed to be a mutually beneficial experience for the intern as well as the organization.

Although monetary compensation is not guaranteed, we are dedicated to helping interns enhance their skills, particularly in areas that interest them. For a successful internship, we will serve as references or provide a letter of recommendation. Alternatively, the internship may be used to fulfill community service requirements. If interested, please email us at office@leadershipri.org or call 401.273.1574.

Job Title: Intern, Office Support

Description of Work:

Provide office support by developing or maintaining organization systems and performing related office duties.

Basic Knowledge and Qualification Requirements:

  1. Organizational skills
  2. High degree of professionalism
  3. High attention to detail
  4. Willingness to learn
  5. Computer skills

Hours for this internship are flexible, to be determined jointly by the intern and staff.

Volunteer With LRI

Looking for a way to give back? Volunteer with LRI! Opportunities are often available to help with events and Session Days, interview applicants for our Core or College programs, host a Jeffersonian Dinner, or help out around the office with filing, data entry, research, and our ongoing digitization efforts.