iProv Summer Fellowship

The iProv Summer Fellowship provides 30 undergraduate students with a stipend (and a SEW, for qualifying students) to work full-time in 8-10 week internships with nonprofit organizations based in the greater Providence area. Students are part of a structured and supportive cohort that meets regularly to build skills and competencies for community engagement. iProv workshops will focus on topics such as critical reflection, cultural humility, civic engagement, and effective leadership and action.

The base stipend for iProv Fellowships is $2,000. In addition, students with Brown financial aid will automatically receive an additional gap award ranging from $1000-$3000 based on their Family/Parental Contribution as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Past internship placements have included The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, ¡CityArts!, Dorcas International Institute, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Generation Citizen, ONE Neighborhood Builders, Partnership for Providence Parks, Refugee Dream Center, Rhode Island Center for Justice, Rhode Island Department of State Elections, and Youth In Action.

iProv is a joint project of the Swearer Center and CareerLAB


The goals of iProv are to:

  • Provide a valuable internship experience that, when coupled with sequential training, can contribute to the educational experience of students and encourage them to make connections between their academic work and their career aspirations.
  • Create a learning community of students engaged in thinking about the nature of nonprofit work, the dynamics of community change, connections and overlaps between academic and community work, and active citizenship.
  • Enhance the capacity of nonprofit community organizations to utilize student interns effectively.
  • Strengthen partnerships between the Swearer Center and community organizations and expand Brown’s support of community organizations and the City of Providence. If accepted, students are guaranteed a summer internship placement.
  • ​iProv is a fellowship; in addition to an internship, students participate in regular workshops and meetings with other fellows.

The iProv Summer Fellowship may satisfy the practicum requirement for students participating in the Engaged Scholars Program.

Program Expectations
  • Internships must be 8-10 weeks (or more) and students are expected to complete a minimum of 240 hours of supervised work (equivalent of 8 weeks/30 hours/week).
  • Internship dates are approximately  June 2 – August 6, 2021.
    • Students must be available all dates required by the organization.
    • Internship is for the summer only. Work must be completed by August 31, 2021.
    • Fellows are required to attend an orientation on June 1, 2021 as well as group meetings every other week during the summer on Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm and a closing celebration event.
    • Fellows will create an account on BrownEngage - the volunteer recruitment and management web platform that the university shares with its partner organizations. Though this portal, fellows will submit:
      1. a work plan, developed with a site supervisor prior to the start of the internship;
      2. hours worked;
      3. a written reflective piece (due no later than September 1, 2021).
    • In order to receive their award, fellows will be required to fill out a UFunds profile, agree to the award terms, and send a short thank you letter to iProv donors via CareerLAB (samples will be provided).

You may apply if you are an active Brown undergraduate student registered at Brown in the semesters before and after the internship, either on campus or studying abroad.

Students are not eligible for an iProv internship if they have previously received a Brown LINK award, participated in a BrownConnect-funded summer Signature Internship Program, or are a current Royce fellow.

Please note that if you are selected for an internship and you choose to accept it, you will be ineligible to receive a LINK award and ineligible for participation in any BrownConnect-funded Summer Signature Internship program (CCG in NYC, CCG in DC, Media in LA, Entrepreneurship in Israel, Business in Hong Kong, iProv) in subsequent summers.​


Applications for the iProv 2020 Summer Fellowship are now closed. Please check back for updates on the 2021 application cycle.


Joaquin Romero, Program Manager, Student Development: [email protected].