Fellowships, Internships, and Prizes


Our fellowships fund diverse scholarly and service projects developed by Brown undergraduates. From social entrepreneurship to the intersection of sport and human rights, students are bound to find a program that matches their skills and passions. Browse the links below to begin searching for your fellowship opportunity and find more university-sponsored opportunities on the Fellowships@Brown website.

Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship

Deadline: January 16, 2015
The Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship supports undergraduates who want to spend the summer working in the area of public interest law. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those often lacking resources to retain attorneys, or to engage in advocacy work of a variety of kinds or to participate in shaping public policy. The Liman is managed by Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships. 

The Herbert Rosen ‘39 Fellowship in Service and Community Understanding 

Deadline: March 10, 2015
The Rosen Fellowship will provide support for one student to explore issues related to foreign-born residents (immigrants and refugees) through both experiential (internship) and curricular approaches.  

Messing Family Public Service Fellowship

Deadline: September 5, 2014
The Messing Family Public Service Fellowship funds internships in public education that advance students' understanding of United States public education systems while they explore professional pathways in the field.

Social Innovation Fellowship

Deadline: December 22, 2014
The Social Innovation Fellowship, a program of the Social Innovation Initiative, provides 15-20 students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, complementary coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship and critique.

Royce Fellowship

Deadline: February 13, 2015
Established by Charles Royce, a 1961 graduate of Brown University, the Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design in locations across the United States and around the world. 

Sport and Society Fellowship

Deadline: February 13, 2015
The Sport and Society Fellowship recognizes Brown undergraduates who have a record of excellence in academics and sport, supporting these student-athletes to embark on innovative research or applied projects, exploring the intersection of sport and human rights within a particular context. 

Vascellaro Family Social Impact Fellowship

Deadline: See fellowship
The Vascellaro Family Social Impact Fellowship helps students apply their talents to urgent social issues, and pursue Brown’s curricular goal of “preparation for meaningful lives in an increasingly interconnected world” – regardless of financial circumstance. 


Innovate Winter Break

Deadline: November 7, 2014  
Innovate Winter Break is a "mini-internship" joint program of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB that provides opportunities for students to work on an engaging project for 2 weeks during winter break with a New York or Boston-based social enterprise or nonprofit organization. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with innovative social change organizations and companies as well as build concrete professional skills through the completion of a tangible project. 

iProv Summer Internship Program

Deadline: March 2, 2015 
The iProv Summer Internship Program will provide a stipend for undergraduate students to pursue 8-10 week internships with organizations based in the greater Providence area. This program has been designed to place qualified students in summer internships that align with already existing or emerging community priorities and community programs of the Swearer Center and Brown University.

Granoff Summer Internship in Advancement

Deadline: March 20th, 2015 
Thanks to the generosity of Perry and Marty Granoff LHD ’06 hon., P’93, Brown will offer two summer internships in its Division of Advancement in summer 2015.  These internships offer an excellent opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising, and university operations in one of the leading advancement offices in the country. Interns will be exposed to the breadth of the major functions of the Advancement Division and will be assigned to specific projects and provided with rotating placements with at least two individual departments over the course of the summer.


Each year, the Swearer Center also awards several prizes to students who have distinguished themselves in their leadership, academic achievements, and/or community service work. 

Derek Canfield Barker Prize

Deadline: April 10th, 2015 
This Prize recognizes Brown students who have demonstrated leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.

Yat K. Tow Prize

Deadline: April 10th, 2015 
This prize is awarded annually to a student who integrates significant academic work with community service, thus demonstrating a commitment to principles of partnership, shared leadership, self-reflection, and reciprocal learning and teaching. 

The Jin Prize

Deadline: April 10th, 2015

Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has a achieved superior academic performance as demonstrated by grades and/or an individual project and who has a strong commitment to service, broadly defined, to Brown or to the larger community. Contact Kate Trimble for more info.