Life After Graduation

At Middlebridge, we take our responsibility to help prepare our students for life after graduation seriously.  The Lighthouse internship and career exploration program provides students with opportunities to learn about the working world and to develop job-related skills.

The Lighthouse program is a comprehensive curriculum that includes instruction, self-evaluation, and hands-on experiences that prime students for a successful transition to adulthood.  The Lighthouse Program curriculum is carefully integrated across all aspects of the Middlebridge program, including classroom instruction during Social Pragmatics, and internship and job shadow opportunities during elective programming.

Students in all grades participate in classroom learning.  Job shadows are available to students in all grades, while internships are primarily reserved for juniors and seniors.

The Lighthouse program is comprised of four integrated components: Career Awareness, Self- Discovery, Occupational Training and Job Skills, and Career Exploration.

  • “Middlebridge has taken my education to places I haven't even thought were possible!”

    MBS Student

Career Awareness

Students learn about the world of work in classes that introduce students to a broad range of career options, and provide an opportunity to learn about particular jobs that may be of interest.

Self Discovery

Students gain insight by exploring and documenting their personality types, learning styles, areas of interest, strengths, and challenges.

Occupational Training & Job Skills

Students develop essential job skills to obtain and maintain employment, learning about employer expectations and the social graces and personal habits it takes to be a good employee.

Career Exploration

Students participate in job shadows and internships to become more knowledgeable about career choices and gain practical skills, transferring their classroom knowledge to off campus experiences.

Job Shadow and Internship Partners:

A Place to Grow

Advanced Auto Body

Clarks farm

Courthouse Center for the Arts

Critter Hut

Durkin Realty

Gabrieles Martial Arts

Growing Children of Rhode Island

Habitat for Humanity

Horse Play Animal Rescue

Jonnycake Center

Joyful Learning

Larham Landscaping

Lovesome Images Photography

Matunuck Oyster Farm

Narragansett Parks and
Recreation Department

Pets Gone Natural

Ruff Life Animal Center

Smithbridge Stables

South County Chamber of Commerce

South Kingstown Animal Rescue

South Kingstown Public Library

Sweet Cakes Bakery

The Purple Door

The Right Click

The Village Inn

The Welcome House

Tuckertown Fire Department

Union Fire District

URI Costume Design Center

URI Go Rhody Computers

URI Marine Life Science Research Center

URI Theater Department

URI Women’s Basketball

Wakefield Alternative Food Cooperative

YMCA