Brown has a number of competitive programs that offer full or partial funding for unpaid or low-paying internships. Check out the opportunities below to get a sense of the best time to apply for funding.
LINK - Linking Internships and Knowledge
Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to rising seniors and juniors pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom.
Full details are available on the LINK Program page. Click here to check out a sample of where 2012 LINK/SEW recipients spent their summer.
Brown City Specific Internship Programs
Brown City Specific Internship Programs foster a unique partnership between alumni and undergraduate students. The programs provide meaningful work experiences including alumni mentorship, informal networking events and a glimpse of life after Brown.
Brown alumni around the world offer invaluable support and resources for current students. Whether volunteering to discuss their industry fields and career paths, creating internships for Brown students, recruiting for full-time positions, or talking about career and life questions in general, Brown alumni bring a particular understanding of the transition to life after Brown.
Brown in Boston: A partnership between CareerLAB and Alumni Relations offering internship opportunities in a range of industries. Students selected for the program will recieve a $3,500 stipend for the summer. Search the JIB using keywords "Brown in Boston." Click here to read more about Brown in Boston.
Brown Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City (CCG in NYC): A partnership between the Curricular Resource Center, the Swearer Center and CareerLAB supporting students interested in common good careers—working with nonprofits, public service programs, government or entrepreneurial ventures devoted to serving the common good. Students selected for the program will receive a $3,000 stipend for the summer. Click here to read more about CCG in NYC and to apply for the internships.
Impact Providence: A joint initiative of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB, the program is 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. Students selected for the program will receive a $3,000 stipend for the summer. Click here to read more about participating organizations and to apply.
Brown West Coast: The program offers a range of internship opportunities in and around San Francisco, CA. Search the JIB using keywords "Brown West Coast." Check out participants from the 2012 Employers-in-Residence Skype Event. Click here to read more about Brown West Coast.
Summer Internship in Philanthropy and Fundraising
Interested in learning how organizations raise funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations? Interested in an internship with a vibrant, dynamic organization? The Brown Office of Advancement is offering 2 full-time, stipend internships, available to Brown students only. For more information, see the Brown Student Job and Internship Board. Search using the keywords "Internship, Brown Office of Advancement."
Ittleson Foundation Award
The Ittleson Foundation Summer Internship provides a Brown student with a rare inside opportunity to learn about philanthropy, its role in society, and the workings of the non-profit sector, while working closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director. In addition, the Intern gains specific insights into the fields of the Environment, AIDS, and Mental Health. The Ittleson Summer Intern will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer. The internship is open to all freshman, sophomores and juniors. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
What is the experience really like? Is it for you? Ask someone who has experienced it. Feel free to direct your questions to any of these past interns:
Intern 2013: Erin Kelley '15 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern 2012: Kasey Haas '13 at email@example.com
Intern 2011: Lucy Sedgwick ’12 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern 2010: Addie Thompson ’12 at email@example.com
Intern 2009: Trisha Pande ’10 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for the Ittleson Summer Reception! Sponsored by CareerLAB and the Office of Alumni Relations, this annual summer-in-the-city Brown tradition brings together alumni and students to share information about careers and career paths.
Messing Family Public Service Fellowship
The Messing Family Public Service Fellowship provides funding for students to pursue internships in public education that advance students' understanding of public education in the U.S. and their own interest and career possibilities in education. Selected students receive a $1,500 stipend for the semester. The Fellowship is a collaboration between the Swearer Center for Public Service, CareerLAB, and the Education Department, and was established through the generosity of Brett S. Messing '86 and Marla B. Messing.
Eligible internship opportunities must be located in Rhode Island. All applications must include a completed/signed supervisor statement form.
Spring 2013 Recipients:
Michael Mezera '13 - H2O Hope United
Sara Winnick '15 - Generation Citizen
Fall 2012 Recipients:
Emily Conner-Simons '13.5 - Rhode Island Department of Education
Carmen Sobczak '14 - The Highlander Institute
Spring 2012 Recipients:
Esther Kim ’13 – Rhode Island General Assembly
Kurt Ostrow ’13.5 – Rhode Island Department of Education
Fall 2011 Recipients:
Robert Hunter ’12 – H2O After School Program
Susan Yue ’12 – The Learning Community
Peer-to-Peer Internship & Research Fair
Looking for a great summer internship or research position? Speak directly with other Brown students about how to find an opportunity, choose convenient housing, and apply for funding! This annual event, held before winter break, includes students who completed internships in a wide range of career fields, both in the US and international.
Did you miss the event? Check out the list of student participants!
Brown has a number of competitive scholarship programs that offer full or partial funding for unpaid or low-pay internships. The money always runs out, though, especially for summer internships. So start your process early. Check out the programs below to get a sense of the best time to apply for funding.
- 2012-13 Resource Guide
- Dean of the College searchable database of Fellowships
- Swearer Center for Public Service Fellowships
- Watson Institute for International Studies Fellowships
- Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs)
- Brown International Scholars Program
- Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations Program
For all inquiries, contact:
Center for Careers and Life After Brown
email@example.com or (401) 863-9820