iProv Summer Internship Program

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

Every iProv internship has been carefully developed to include a clear job description, a deliverable project or key task, and regular meetings with a supervisor. iProv interns also gather as a learning community 4-5 times during the summer in a program coordinated by the Swearer Center. Once selected, students negotiate a summer work schedule with their supervisor. Read stories by former interns on Swearer Sparks.

Click here for a full listing of 2016 iProv internships. 

Students do not apply directly to community organizations but rather submit one application to iProv and indicate the their top choice(s). To apply, submit application through Brown Connect

 The goals of iProv 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.
  • 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.

Students who receive a University Scholarship maybe eligible to receive an iProv award and a Summer Earnings Waiver (SEW). 


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

  • You are an active Brown undergraduate student (May 2016 graduates are not eligible).
  • If you are studying abroad or on leave from Brown: You may apply provided you maintain an active, registered status at Brown.
  • International students: You are eligible to apply, but may be subjected to tax withdrawals if your nation of citizenship does not have treaty benefits with the US - please see the Brown payroll office with questions about this.
  • Students are not eligible for an iProv Internship if they have previously received a Brown LINK award.     

Program Expectations

  • Internships must be 8-10 weeks (or more) and students are expected to complete a minimum of 240 hours of supervised work. iProv is for the summer only - work must be completed by August 31, 2016. 
  • 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 a blog post during the summer and a written reflective statement (to be signed by supervisor) for submission by September 1, 2016.

How to Apply

  • Access Online application. 
  • Application deadline is Thursday, March 3 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 23.
  • iProv interns will meet with their supervisor and begin to develop work a plan that must be submitted to the Swearer Center by May 10. 

Have questions about the application? Email Gregory Seiler in CareerLAB
Questions about iProv? Email Laura Pleasants at the Swearer Center.