Fellowships, Internships, and Prizes


Our fellowships fund diverse scholarly and service projects developed by Brown undergraduates. From social entrepreneurship to the intersection of sport and human rights, students are bound to find a program that matches their skills and passions.

Browse the links below to begin searching for your fellowship opportunity and find more university-sponsored opportunities on the Fellowships@Brown website.

Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship

Deadline: See fellowship
The Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship supports undergraduates who want to spend the summer working in the area of public interest law. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those often lacking resources to retain attorneys, or to engage in advocacy work of a variety of kinds or to participate in shaping public policy. 

The Herbert Rosen ‘39 Fellowship in Service and Community Understanding 

Deadline: March 10, 2016
The Rosen Fellowship will provide support for one student to explore issues related to foreign-born residents (immigrants and refugees) through both experiential (internship) and curricular approaches.  

Social Innovation Fellowship

Deadline: December 23, 2015 
The Social Innovation Fellowship, a program of the Social Innovation Initiative, provides 15-20 students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, complementary coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship and critique.

Royce Fellowship

Deadline: February 7, 2017
Established by Charles Royce, a 1961 graduate of Brown University, the Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design in locations across the United States and around the world. 

Sport and Society Fellowship

Deadline: February 7, 2017
The Sport and Society Fellowship recognizes Brown undergraduates who have a record of excellence in academics and sport, supporting these student-athletes to embark on innovative research or applied projects, exploring the intersection of sport and human rights within a particular context. 

Vascellaro Family Social Impact Fellowship

Deadline: See fellowship
The Vascellaro Family Social Impact Fellowship helps students apply their talents to urgent social issues, and pursue Brown’s curricular goal of “preparation for meaningful lives in an increasingly interconnected world” – regardless of financial circumstance. 


Innovate Winter Break

Deadline: November 4, 2015 
Innovate Winter Break is a "mini-internship" joint program of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB that provides opportunities for students to work on an engaging project for 2 weeks during winter break.

iProv Summer Internship Program

Deadline: March 3, 2016 
The iProv Summer Internship Program provides a $3,500 stipend for undergraduate students to work with nonprofit organizations based in the greater Providence area.

Granoff Summer Internship in Advancement

Deadline: March 2016 (TBA)
Thanks to the generosity of Perry and Marty Granoff LHD ’06 hon., P’93, Brown will offer two summer internships in its Division of Advancement in summer 2015.  These internships offer an excellent opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising, and university operations in one of the leading advancement offices in the country. Interns will be exposed to the breadth of the major functions of the Advancement Division and will be assigned to specific projects and provided with rotating placements with at least two individual departments over the course of the summer.


Each year, the Swearer Center also awards several prizes to students who have distinguished themselves in their leadership, academic achievements, and/or community service work. 

Derek Canfield Barker Prize

Deadline: April 11th, 2016
This Prize recognizes Brown students who have demonstrated leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.

Yat K. Tow Prize

Deadline: April 14th, 2016
This prize is awarded annually to a student who integrates significant academic work with community service, thus demonstrating a commitment to principles of partnership, shared leadership, self-reflection, and reciprocal learning and teaching. 

The Jin Prize

Deadline: April 15th, 2016
Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has a achieved superior academic performance as demonstrated by grades and/or an individual project and who has a strong commitment to service, broadly defined, to Brown or to the larger community. Contact Kerrissa Heffernan (kerrissa_heffernan@brown.edufor more info.