Employment, Residencies & Fellowships

Are you looking for meaningful, paid work in the Providence community or on Brown University's campus? The Swearer Center employs approximately 20 full-time staff members and a number of student staffers throughout the school year. We also host several semester-long residencies. We encourage you to explore our opportunities below and those at our community partner sites by joining the Rhode Island Community Jobs Listserv. Feel free to reach out to our staff if you have any questions relevant to the application process for our listed positions. 

Current Swearer Center Openings

Swearer Center Program Managers

The Swearer Center is hiring two full-time program managers, one embedded on the Engaged Scholarship Team and one on the Student Development Team. Each Program Manager will develop and manage strategies and systems related to a defined portfolio of curricular or co-curricular community engagement programs and connect their work to other areas of the Swearer Center.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. Materials submitted by March 22, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will be considered for both positions unless the cover letter indicates interest in only one.

Click to apply. 

Student Staff Positions

Engaged Scholarship Peer Advisor (Remote)
Who? Undergraduate Students
Deadline: April 5, 2021

University Governance Project Researcher/Manager (Remote)
Who? Undergraduate Students
Deadline: Open until filled 

BrownEngage Assistant (Remote)
Who? Undergraduate Students
Deadline: May 1, 2021

Royce Graduate Student Staffer/Communications-focused (Remote)
Who? Graduate Students, all programs
Deadline: Open until filled 

Swearer Center CBLR Fellowship Graduate Assistant (Remote)
Who? Graduate Students, all programs
Deadline: April 8, 2021


The Swearer Center hosts several semester-long residencies for practitioners in a variety of fields. Please click the links below to learn more about the application process and deadlines.

Swearer Center Practitioner in Residence

The Swearer Center at Brown University offers a semester-long part-time residency program for leading community engagement practitioners who live in the Greater Providence area. This program is intended for distinguished and emerging leaders who are looking for room to reflect, build deeper connections with Brown University, explore academic and research insights and pursue new ideas in their areas of interest. The program is grounded in the Swearer Center’s belief that practitioners are co-creators of knowledge and offers an opportunity to share knowledge while developing new networks of local community leaders and thinkers.

Graduate Fellowships

The Swearer Center hosts several fellowships for graduate students. To learn more, visit Opportunities for Graduate Students

Employment Resources

Looking for an off-campus job? Careers in the Common Good (CCG) is a resource for students and alumni interested in nonprofit, social enterprise or public service careers and working for the common good. CareerLAB's counseling, programs, and online services can be useful for students interested in careers in the common good.

Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is distributed as a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to connect nonprofit and public interest employers in the state with individuals seeking paid work that makes a difference in our communities. Anyone can join the list, and any nonprofit or government organization can post a paid position to the list as a free service. There are currently over 10,000 subscribers. 

The opportunities and events posted to the list are diverse in subject matter and skills required. All positions posted to the list are paid, but may be part-time, full-time, summer or consultant positions. To join the list or to list a position, please explore the links below.

If you have any trouble signing up for/receiving the Rhode Island Community Jobs daily emails, please contact [email protected].