Careers in the Common Good Winternships

This "mini-internships" undergraduate program (formerly known as Innovate Winter Break) places students at social enterprise and nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. for two weeks over winter break. Students gain hands-on experience working with innovative agencies while building concrete professional skills through the completion of a tangible project.


All interns are awarded a modest stipend of $350 to help offset food and local travel expenses. Students should already have access to housing in the city in which they are interested in interning. This program is jointly administered by the Swearer Center's Social Innovation Initiative and BrownConnect — the newest addition to CareerLAB's suite of services — working with Brown alumni to create internship and research opportunities that strengthen students' academic experiences and help prepare them for life after Brown.


Applicants must be active Brown undergraduate students (students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible).


Students can now apply for Careers in the Common Winternships for January 2018. Applications must be submitted by October 30. Log into the CareerLAB Handshake system and search "CCG Winternships [Host city name here]" — depending on your city of interest. Be sure to fill in your chosen host city name and use quotations to find the correct listing.

To see all job descriptions, review the documents in the following Google folders: 

San Francisco Bay Area
New York City
Washington, D.C.


Lizzie Pollock, Associate Director of Student Development, or (401) 863-5457 

Gregory Seiler, International and Signature Internship Programs Manager, Center for Careers and Life After Brown, or (401) 863-9820