Internship Programs

Brown City Specific Programs

Brown city specific internships are offered by alumni, parents, and friends of the university interested in helping Brown students advance their career development. The programs provide meaningful work experiences including alumni mentorship, informal networking events, and a glimpse of life after Brown.

Opportunities in major U.S. cities are added to the Job and Internship Board throughout the Spring Term so check frequently!

Search these opportunities as follows:

  1. Click Jobs and Internships in the top menu, then scroll to Job and Internship Board.
  2. In the keywords box, enter "brown in" (be sure to use quotes)
  3. Check the Position Title box in Search In the dropdown menu

Brown Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York city (CCG in NYC)

CCG in NYC is A partnership between the Curricular Resource Center, the Swearer Center and CareerLAB supporting students interested in common good careers—working with nonprofits, public service programs, government or entrepreneurial ventures devoted to serving the common good. First-years are eligible to participate.  Click here to read more about CCG in NYC.


A joint initiative of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB,  iProv  is designed to place qualified students in summer internships that align with already existing or emerging community priorities and community programs of the Swearer Center and Brown University. First-years are eligible to participate. Click here to read more.

 Ittleson Foundation Summer Internship   

The Ittleson Foundation Summer Internship provides a Brown student with a rare inside opportunity to learn about philanthropy, its role in society, and the workings of the non-profit sector, while working closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director. In addition, the Intern gains specific insights into the fields of the Environment, AIDS, and Mental Health.  The Ittleson Summer Intern will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer.  The internship is open to all freshman, sophomores and juniors.  Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply. 

What is the experience really like?  Is it for you?  Ask someone who has experienced it.  Feel free to direct your questions to any of these past interns:

Intern 2013: Erin Kelley '15 at
Intern 2012: Kasey Haas '13 at
Intern 2011: Lucy Sedgwick ’12 at
Intern 2010: Addie Thompson ’12 at 
Intern 2009: Trisha Pande ’10 at 

Join us for the Ittleson Summer Reception!  Sponsored by CareerLAB and the Office of Alumni Relations, this annual summer-in-the-city Brown tradition brings together alumni and students to share information about careers and career paths.

Messing Family Public Service Fellowship

The Messing Family Public Service Fellowship provides funding for students to pursue internships in public education in Rhode Island that advance students' understanding of public education in the U.S. and their own interest and career possibilities in education.   

The Fellowship is a collaboration between the Swearer Center for Public Service, CareerLAB, and the Education Department, and was established through the generosity of Brett S. Messing '86 and Marla B. Messing.  Eligible internship opportunities must be located in Rhode Island.  

How to Apply:

The application deadline for Spring Term 2014 has passed.

Spring 2013 Receipients:
Michael Mezera '13 - H2O United
Sara Winnick '15 - Generation Citizen

Fall 2012 Recipients
Emily Conner-Simons '13.5 - Rhode Island Department of Education
Carmen Sobczak '14 - The Highlander Institute

Spring 2012 Recipients:
Esther Kim ’13 – Rhode Island General Assembly
Kurt Ostrow ’13.5 – Rhode Island Department of Education

Fall 2011 Recipients
Robert Hunter ’12 – H2O After School Program
Susan Yue ’12 – The Learning Community

Peer-to-Peer Internship & Research Fair

Looking for a great summer internship or research position? Speak directly with other Brown students about how to find an opportunity, choose convenient housing, and apply for funding!  This annual event, held before winter break, includes students who completed internships in a wide range of career fields, both in the US and international.

Information about the 2014 Peer-to-Peer Fair will be posted during the fall term.  To view the 2013 Peer-to-Peer Summer Opportunities Fair program, click here.