Senior Experience


The Senior Experience Program at Bishop Hendricken is designed to afford all seniors an opportunity to obtain volunteer work placement in the community for ten days in the spring of their senior year of high school.  The intent of the program is to provide exposure to various career paths or professions that might be of interest to the student.  

Over the years Hendricken seniors have been placed in such notable establishments as Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Raytheon Corporation, the Rhode Island State House, the Community Food Bank, numerous doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, colleges and universities, as well as many schools, parish and community centers. This program offers graduating seniors a first hand, close up view of “life after college,” and has been an integral part of the Hendricken experience for many decades.

The Senior Experience Program runs this year on ten Mondays, beginning on March 13, 2017 and ending on May 22, 2017.  Please note:  There is no Senior Experience on April 17, 2017 during the April vacation week.

Students are expected to provide a minimum of six hours of work at their placement each week.  There can be no compensation for the work performed. The program is mandatory for all seniors, and successful completion is a graduation requirement for Bishop Hendricken High School.

The Senior Experience Program days count as school days for seniors and therefore missing any days of the program will require making up the day missed on weekends, during the April vacation week, or after normal school hours.

Each student must provide the name, address, phone number, and email address for their placement, along with the name of a specific contact person.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Mr. David Flanagan

Assistant Principal, BHHS

401.739.3450, ext. 111

dflanagan@hendricken.com.

Senior Experience Placement Form

Please click here for the Senior Experience Placement Form 2017, to be completed by all seniors.

Please fill out the form and email it to Mr. Flanagan at dflanagan@hendricken.com by January 23rd.

Placement Lists

Each year, Hendricken seniors are placed at hundreds of locations around the state of Rhode Island. Below is a sample listing of placements for the senior experience in the past two years:

American Red Cross
The Big East Conference
Brown University
Bryant University
Coastway Community Bank
CVS Pharmacy
Dental Offices
Elementary Schools
Fire Departments
Foundry Sports Medicine
Gilbane Construction
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Kent County Hospital
Kent County YMCA
Law Offices
Lenscrafters
Merrill Lynch
Miriam Hospital
Morgan Stanley
Mystic Aquarium
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Naval War College
NBC Studios- WJAR 10
Neurohealth Center
Perishable Theater
Police Departments
Providence College
Raytheon
RDW Group, Inc.
RI Airport Corporation
RI Department of Health – Medical Examiner
Rhode Island Hospital
RI Family Court
RI State Council on the Arts
RI State Police
RI Supreme Court
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Sound FX
South County Hospital
Special Olympics
The Tomorrow Fund
UBS Financial Services
U.S. Attorney’s Office
University of Rhode Island
University Orthopedics
University Surgical Associates
Walgreen’s Pharmacy