iProv Summer Fellowship

The SPRINT-iProv Summer Fellowship provides undergraduate students with a stipend (and a SEW, for qualifying students) to engage 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.

iProv is a joint project of the Swearer Center and the Brown Center for Career Exploration. SPRINT (Summer/Semester Projects for Research, Internship, Teaching) serves as the umbrella application for funded experiential learning opportunities, including iProv, BrownConnect LINKs, and other awards. 

The base stipend for domestic SPRINT Awards is $2,500. 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 award of $4,500 - $5,500.

Past internship placements have included ¡CityArts!, Dorcas International Institute, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Generation Citizen, Lifespan Health, 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.  View the participating organizations for Summer 2024 iProv Fellowship here. 


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.
Program Expectations
  • Internships must be 8-10 weeks and be the student's primary summer engagement opportunity. 

  • Internship dates are approximately  June 3 – August 9, 2024.

    • Students must be available on all dates required by the organization.

  • Fellows are required to attend an iProv orientation before the start of the program. 

  • Fellows are required to attend iProv cohort summer learning series during the program. These sessions will be held weekly through June 3rd - August 9th. Specific dates will be shared with iProv cohort members at a later date.

  • Fellows are required to submit a written reflection about the iProv experience. This reflection is due no later than September 1, 2024).


Only undergraduates who will be enrolled during the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 semesters are eligible. This includes all students regardless of citizenship and current location of study. Students may not be on a leave of absence from Brown either in the semester they are applying or in the period when they would receive the funding.

Students who have received summer funding from BrownConnect (LINK, UTRA, Signature Programs) in a previous summer will not receive priority consideration in the awards process.

Please note that BrownConnect may work with Brown’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to ensure that applicants comply with conduct expectations.


This application is closed. Applicants with questions may refer to the FAQs.


Joshua Rodriguez, [email protected]