LINK – Linking Internships & Knowledge

Each year, Brown awards stipends to rising seniors and juniors pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. Details about the program, including important programs and deadlines, are on the LINK program page.   

Messing Family Fellowship

The Messing Family Public Service Fellowship provides funding for students pursuing internships that develop their understanding of public education in the U.S. and their own interest and career possibilities in education.   

The Fellowship is available for both semester and summer internships. For more information and deadlines, visit the 
Messing program page.

Work Study

The Off Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS) program enables undergraduate federal work-study award recipients to seek paid employment with organizations working for the common good. The program pays a share of a student’s salary, with the community agency paying the remainder,  while providing opportunities to students to learn from and contribute to a not-for-profit organization. Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing and eligible to participate in the Off Campus Federal Work-Study program.  Contact:

Other Sources of Funding

Brown has a number of competitive scholarship programs that offer full or partial funding for a range of summer experiences. Funding is limited and the deadlines are early, so start your process far in advance. Check out the programs below for more information and to get a sense of the best time to apply for funding.

            Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs)           

            Fellowships and Research at Brown


            Swearer Center for Public Service Fellowships

            Watson Institute for International Studies Fellowships

            International Affairs Undergraduate Student Fund 

            Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) Programs

   External Sources of Funding

Students are also encouraged to research external sources of funding. Finding and securing funding outside of Brown can require a lot of effort and time; the earlier you start searching and applying, the better.