iProv Summer Internship Program

iProv Summer Internship Program (formerly known as Impact Providence Internships) provides a $3,000 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.

Summer 2014 Internships

Click here to view full descriptions for each of the internship positions below.

Amos House
Financial Opportunities Center and Job Development Intern
Development, Communications and Marketing Intern

Archive Intern
Video Production Intern

Breakthrough Providence 
Summerbridge Teacher

City of Providence - Healthy Communities Office 
Community Health Promotion Interns (2)

City of Providence - Office of Sustainability
Sustainability Initiative Intern

City of Providence - Dept. of Arts, Culture and Tourism
Data entry, Communication and Event Planning Intern

City of Providence - Partnership for Providence Parks
Coordinator of Art and Play Summer Lunch Program
Communications Intern
Performing Arts in our Parks Intern
Fitness and Nutrition Intern
Community Garden and Parkour Project Intern
Playful Providence Intern
Reading in the Parks Intern

City of Providence - Office of Mayor
Providence Talks - Kindergarten Readiness Intern

City of Providence – Office of Planning and Development
Communications Intern

Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Veggie Box Intern
Healthy Foods, Healthy Families Intern

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Organizing and Social Innovation Intern

House of Hope, Community Development Corporation
Program Evaluation Intern
Training and Program Development Intern

LISC - Local Initiative Support Corporation
Income and Wealth Building Intern

Mental Health Association of Rhode Island
Communications Intern

Olneyville Housing Corporation
Public Safety Intern
Civic Engagement Initiative

Communications, Outreach and Evaluation Intern

Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance 
Program Development and Management Interns (2)

RI Coalition for the Homeless
Organizing/Constituent Empowerment Intern
Strategic Communications Intern
Policy and Advocacy Intern

Rhode Island Health Center Association  
Legislative and Policy Intern 

RI Interfaith Coalition to Fight Poverty
Communications & Event Planning Intern

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Intern

RI Land Trust Council
Marketing and Communication Intern

Curiculum Developer/Teacher 


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

  • You are an active Brown undergraduate student (May 2014 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 2014.
  • 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, 2014.
  • 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, 2014.

How to Apply

Please note: The application for iProv 2014 is now closed. 

  • Online application will be live on February 3, 2014.  Application deadline is March 3, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
  • 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 18, 2014.
  • iProv interns will meet with their supervisor and begin to develop work a plan that must be submitted to the Swearer Center by May 6, 2014.

Have questions about the application? Email Lauren D'Abrosca in CareerLAB at lauren_dabrosca@brown.edu.