Service Learning & Internships
Our teen programs engage young people ages 14 to 24 with service learning, internships, and educational workshops that help prepare them for the future.
Federal Hill House employs up to 80 young people ages 14 to 24 during the summer months through the City of Providence’s Summer Jobs Program. Youth ages 14 and 15 participate in a six-week Service Learning Program, “ACT” (Achieving Change Together). They identify issues of importance, learn about why and how they exist, and plan ways to address those issues. During the summer of 2019, ACT participants developed plans to improve Providence Public School and presented them to decision makers from the city, school department, and state department of education (RIDE).
Young people ages 16 to 24 are placed in internships within Federal Hill House and at partner agencies throughout our community. They learn important hard and soft skills and valuable lessons in workplace success. Interns take part in weekly educational workshops on topics such as workplace communication, financial literacy, and connecting education and careers. A dedicated coach-mentor supports on the job success through frequent visits to job sites.