Partner With SPRINT - iProv Summer Fellows

For summer 2021 the Swearer Center will merge 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. 

NOTE: For the 2020-2021 academic year all community engagement, service, and internship activities were conducted remotely. We anticipate that this will continue through the summer of 2021.


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.  30 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, missions-aligned work within the organization

  • begin on or after June 2, 2021 and must end no later than August 6, 2021

  • be 8-10 weeks long at 30-40 hour/week (240 - 400 hours/week total)

  • be conducted remotely

  • 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 on Thursdays (6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, and 8/5) 1pm-3pm 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 $2000.  Students with Brown financial aid will automatically receive additional funds ranging from $2000-$3000 based on their Brown aid level as determined by the office of financial aid.  Brown University will pay the entire stipend to selected students through the SPRINT Award Program. In the summer of 2021 only rising juniors and seniors will be eligible for SPRINT Awards and therefore the SPRINT - Community Engagement Program.


All community nonprofits, municipalities, and state government departments are welcome to apply. Community organizations must submit their applications between December 2, 2020 - January 4, 2021. 


To learn more about the application process, please see the Summer 2021 Request for Partnership.


For more information about partnering with SPRINT - iProv Summer fellows, please contact the community partnership team: [email protected]