Learning Through Real Work

The Met believes that the deepest learning and strongest motivation result from authentic experiences. Experiences in the real world motivate profound learning for several reasons. First, the work has real consequences that matter to an audience beyond the student and teacher. Second, the resources for learning are limitless when students are not confined to one building and a pre-determined set of materials. Third, the student develops personal relationships with experts in the area of his or her interest. A personalized curriculum is built around these experiences.

Students are guided to identify their interests and search out professionals in the community to pursue those interests. Through informational interviews and shadow days, students explore the many opportunities though which they can pursue their goals. Internships are established and students are given the opportunity to spend two days a week at a worksite with a mentor.

At the site, students develop a rigorous real-world project that they can work on with their mentor and back at school with their advisor. These projects become the foundation for the student’s learning plan and provide opportunities for the student to address the Met’s learning goals.
Real skills training, in real working environments, for real success.

This list represents a small sample of the over 4000 businesses and organizations that offer internships to Met students.
1263 Salon
14th Regiment
ACE Architecture Construction Engineering
Alex & Ani
American Trophy
Armand & Pete’s Shoe Repair
Armando’s Meat Market
AS 220
Audi Warwick
Austin House Inn
Ballard Truck Center
Bank of America
Big Brother
Big Sisters
Big Nazo
Bike Newport
Boys and Girls Club
Bravo Brassiere
Brown Elementary
Butler Hospital
Café Cycle
Capital Grille
Capitol Ridge Assisted Living
Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center for Dynamic Learning
Chiquilladas Home Day Care
Chris Aircraft, Inc.
Chronicle Studios
Columbus Theatre
Cumulus Broadcasting
CVS Highlander
Charter School
Dave Barrett Contracting
Day One
Dean’s International Auto
Dorcas International Institute of RI
DownCity Design
Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Environmental Justice League of RI
Escobar FarmsFertile Underground
FireHouse Theatre
Gallery ZGenesis Center
Harken Production
Healy’s Physical Therapy
Island Moving Company
Jewish Community Day School of RI
Kent Hospital
Life Incorporated
Maher Garden Center
Mello Plumbing
Minerva’s Pizza
Miriam Hospital
Mixed Magic Theatre
Modern Diner
Monteiro Construction
Music One
Mystic Aquarium
NAIL Communication
Narragansett Parks and Recreation
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI New England Aquarium
New Technology Computers
New Urban Arts
Newport Tool and Die
Ocean State Cross Fit
Old Colony Rail Road
PC Computer Tech
Pell School
Penta Construction
PolyWorks, Inc.
Providence Animal Rescue
Providence College
Providence Community Acupuncture
Providence Fire Department
Providence Preservation Society
R & S Auto Repair
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Raynham Channel
RDW Group
Rhode Island Blood Center
Rhode Island Superior Court
Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rojas Auto Service, LLC
Salon 888
Salon Luna
Salve Regina University
Sky Sabin Filmmaking
Slater Mill Woven Textiles
Something Different Cake Couture
South Providence Neighborhood Ministries
SouthCoast Catering
Soy & Wick
Spa Mosaic
Spaziano Middle School
Stadium Theater
Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Taveras Pediatric Center
Tech 911
Tech Medic
Textile & Weaving
The Annex
The Barking Lot
The Dog House
The Jewish Day Community School
We Care for Kids Dental
West Elmwood Housing Corporation Development
West End Community Center
William Schaff Gallery
Windswept Farm
Women’s Resource Center
Woods Elementary School
Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet
Youth in Action
Youth Pride, Inc.
Zoe Design