internship http://ripr.org en Student Loan Program Provides Relief in Exchange for Internships http://ripr.org/post/student-loan-program-provides-relief-exchange-internships <p></p><p>Internships are generally unpaid. But they will pay off handsomely under a new program announced Tuesday by the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority.&nbsp; Starting May 1<sup>st</sup> the Authority, known as RISLA, will forgive $2,000 of a student’s loan if he or she completes an internship worth three credit hours. It will be forgiven upon graduation.&nbsp;</p><p>RISLA director Charles Kelley says the idea is to stem the brain drain, the practice of promising young college students leaving the state for lack of work.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:48:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 12276 at http://ripr.org Student Loan Program Provides Relief in Exchange for Internships