Preparing the next generation

For a clean energy future

As URI becomes a recognized center for offshore renewable energy research, students have access to unique, real-world experiences and the most current knowledge in the field.

Academic Programs

The University of Rhode Island trains its students about offshore renewable energy and ocean spatial planning through its focused academic and certificate programs.

They are building the skills they need in engineering, research, planning and policy, trades, and business management to prepare for careers in clean energy.

Certificate in Energy Economics and Policy

This Certificate offers intensive training in energy economics, management, and policy. Topics cover energy management issues from the individual building scale, the microgrid, and the national and international levels.

Learn More

URI Energy Fellows

The URI Energy Fellows Program serves as the premier talent pipeline for energy companies and organizations. The program places students with industry mentors to work on real-world projects which provides them with intensive professional development training and opportunities to network regionally.

Learn More


Professional Development

Career Education

The Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) helps students think about their individual skills, values, and interests in relation to their academic work and professional goals. Career education staff advise students as they choose a path, build their resumes, and apply for jobs and internships.

Visit CCEE


Rhodynet powered by Handshake is URI’s online career platform that allows all URI students and alumni to find jobs and internships with the click of a button.

Rhodynet Login

URI also partners with state efforts such as the Department of Labor and Training’s WindWinRI partnership funded by the Governor’s Workforce Board RealJobs RI program that trains incumbent workers, engages students in middle and high school, and those studying at community and technical colleges in energy careers.