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. We are excited to invite community-based agencies to submit engagement opportunities for the summer of 2023.


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. Approximately 30 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, missions-aligned work within the organization
  • begin on or after June 1, 2023 and must end no later than August 4, 2023
  • be 8-10 weeks long and be the student’s primary summer engagement opportunity
  • be conducted in-person unless otherwise explained by the organization
  • 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 mandatory bi-weekly co-curricular workshops facilitated by Swearer Center staff over the length of the fellowship. The dates for these sessions are being determined but will take place after 5pm and include reflections, discussions, and presentations. 

Students will receive a stipend for their participation in the SPRINT-iProv Summer Fellows Program. Brown University will pay the entire stipend to selected students through the SPRINT Award Program. 

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

December 7, 2022

DEADLINE for host organization to submit summer 2022 community engagement opportunities is CLOSED.

January 25

Submitted service/internship opportunities are posted and viewable by students. Students review opportunities, rank their interests, and apply for SPRINT - iProv funding.

February 2

DEADLINE for students to submit applications for SPRINT - iProv funding.

February 23

Host organizations receive a list of SPRINT - iProv candidate materials. Agencies review and rank preferred candidates. Organizations may rank candidates based on application materials or may choose to interview candidates during this time. If you intend to interview candidates we strongly recommend holding blocks of time on your calendar now to schedule interviews.

March 9

DEADLINE to return a list of ranked candidates to the Swearer Center by 5:00 p.m. ET.

March 15 Host organization notified of their final student match(es).
March 17

Host organizations confirm match(es) by NOON.

March 21

Students notified of SPRINT - iProv funding decisions and placements.

March 28 DEADLINE for students to accept award and complete paperwork.

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