Partner With SPRINT-iProv Summer Fellows

In summer 2021, the Swearer Center merged the SPRINT Awards Program and iProv Summer Fellows Program to create the SPRINT-iProv Summer Fellows Program. This program allows partner agencies to access direct service and capacity-building support while providing enriching experiential learning opportunities for current Brown University undergraduate students. 

Structure

This program creates opportunities for community-based agencies to access direct service and/or capacity-building support from Brown University undergraduates and allows students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. Thirty Brown students will be funded to participate in an internship at a community-based or local government agency in the Greater Providence area. The internship must:

  • involve project-based, mission-aligned work within the organization

  • begin on or after June 2 and must end no later than August 5

  • be 8-10 weeks and be the student's primary summer engagement opportunity

  • be supervised by a professional in the organization who will provide regular supervision and mentorship throughout the summer. (NOTE: the supervisor must have a permanent connection to the organization, such as a permanent employee of the organization or a board member. The supervisor cannot be another student.) 

Students also participate in bi-weekly co-curricular training facilitated by Swearer Center staff. These training sessions will take place weekly for 2 hours and will include reflections, discussions, and presentations.

Students will receive a stipend for their participation in the SPRINT-iProv Summer Fellows Program. The base stipend for participants is $2500. In addition, students with Brown financial aid will automatically receive an additional Gap Award ranging from $2,000 - $3,000 based on their Parent Contribution/Responsibility as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, for a total of $4,500 - $5,500.

Eligibility/Timeline

All community nonprofits, municipalities, and state government departments are welcome to apply. Community organizations submit their applications in December; check back in fall for 2022 deadlines.

Apply

To learn more about the application process, please see the Request for Partnership.

Contact

For more information about partnering with SPRINT-iProv Summer fellows, please contact the Community Partnership Team: [email protected]