iProv Summer Internship Program

iProv Summer Internship Program provides a $3,500 stipend for undergraduate students to work full-time in 8-10 week internships with nonprofit organizations based in the greater Providence area. Read stories from interns on Swearer Sparks. 

 A joint project of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB, iProv's primary goals are to:

  • Provide a valuable internship experience that can contribute to the educational experience of students and encourage them to make connections between their academic work and their career aspirations.
  • Match talented students with community organizations and enhance the capacity of nonprofit community organizations to utilize student interns effectively.
  • Create a learning community of students engaged in summer work to think about the nature of nonprofit work, the dynamics of community change, and active citizenship.
  • Strengthen partnerships between the Swearer Center and community organizations.
  • Expand Brown’s support of community organizations and the City of Providence.


You may apply if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You are an active Brown undergraduate student (May 2015 graduates are not eligible).
  • If you are studying abroad or on leave from Brown you may apply provided you have submitted the necessary paperwork to return to Brown in Fall 2015.
  • Students are not eligible for an iProv Internship if they have previously received a Brown LINK award, funding from a Brown fellowship or research grant - Liman, Starr, Royce, Ruzicka, Ringer, or UTRA.   

Program Expectations

  • Internships must be 8-10 weeks (or more) and students are expected to complete a minimum of 240 hours of supervised work (equivalent of 8 weeks/30 hours/week). Internship is for the summer only - work must be completed by August 31, 2015.
  • Students and supervisors will develop a work plan prior to the start of the internship.
  • Each project will have a deliverable (i.e., website, curriculum, project evaluation, training manual) that is to be completed by the conclusion of summer.
  • Participants are required to attend an opening reception/orientation, five group meetings during the summer and a closing capstone event.
  • Students will complete at least two blog posts during the summer and a written reflective statement (to be signed by supervisor) for submission by September 1, 2015.

How to Apply

Click here for a description of all internship placements for Summer 2015.

  • Application is now live on the Brown Student Job and Internship Board.
  • Application deadline is March 3, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to bring their resume and personal statement to CareerLAB for review before submitting their application.
  • Students will be notified of selection on March 20, 2015.
  • iProv interns will meet with their supervisor and begin to develop work a plan that must be submitted to the Swearer Center by May 8, 2015.

Have questions about the application? Email Sarah Brown at CareerLAB at Sarah_Brown1@brown.edu.