Center for Career Exploration

Bruno Signature Summer Internship Program

The Bruno Signature summer internship program provides students with the opportunity to intern with an alumni-affiliated company or organization. The program allows participating students to gain practical experience within a variety of industries, with a goal to make high quality internship opportunities in fields with traditionally unpaid or internships accessible and affordable to all Brown University students.

Participating Employers:

View the list available Bruno Signature Internship opportunities for summer 2024.



 Please view the SPRINT page for full program eligibility details.


Funding amount:

Please see the 2024 SPRINT summer funding chart for funding amounts for this program.


Application deadline:  

February 1 at 12pm (noon) EST.  No late applications are accepted.



To apply for the program, you will need to submit the following in UFUNDS under the “Signature programs” SPRINT Summer Award Funding grant period:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (addressed to the “Hiring committee” of your first choice employer in the program
  3. A ranking of your top 5 internship host organizations within the program.  No need to write cover letters for organizations ranked 2-5.
  4. Answers to the following two short answer questions:
    1. Select 3 NACE Career Competencies and explain in TWO to THREE bulleted statements, for each skill, how you demonstrate those strengths from previous experiences.
    2. Select 2 NACE Career Competencies of growth and determine TWO to THREE bulleted statements, for each skill, you can do during in the position/summer experience to begin to improve in your skill gaps (limit to 250 words or fewer)

We encourage you to engage with the Center for Career Exploration’s Resume and Cover Letter Support Resources.


Selection Process:

Phase I: Following the application deadline, an internal committee at Brown will review and rate all student applications for each first choice employer.  A small group of students for each employer are selected for Phase II.

Phase II: The resume and cover letter for applicants selected for Phase II are sent along to each employer.  Employers review application materials and select candidates to interview.  Employers make the final selection, confirm their selection to Brown, and make an offer directly to their top candidate.


I have many more questions about the Internship Program.  Who can I talk to?
Please contact Greg Seiler.

Can I receive academic credit for the internship?
Brown does not offer academic credit for internships.  Students may choose to work with an academic department and register for an independent study aligning with the internship experience in the semester following the internship.

Do I need to interview for the internship?
Host employers and students are encouraged to meet via Zoom or other video call service for an interview.  This is an opportunity for the employer to learn more about the student intern and for the student intern to learn more about the position and ask for any clarifications about the work involved.  Make sure you understand the role and responsibilities before you accept an offer.

Can I apply to more than one internship position?
You can apply to your first choice organization and list any secondary choices within the program application form in UFUNDS.  If selected by the SPRINT committee, your application materials will be sent to your first choice employer for consideration. In some rare instances when employers haven't been able to hire a candidate from their list of first choice applicants, we've sent them a list of applicants who indicated that employer as a second choice. In those cases we will alert the applicants before forwarding their application materials to their second choice employers.

What are the working hours? Is the internship in-person or hybrid?
The internship should be the student’s primary activity over the summer.  Hours may vary by employer. Interns are required to work the entire duration of the internship with any days off approved in advance by a supervisor.  It’s a good idea to ask about working hours and work format during the interview process.

Every employer is different with respect to in-person work. Some employers may require student interns to work in the office full time while others may allow for some remote days.

Can I change the dates of the internship or extend the internship dates?
Any changes must be approved by the program and the internship host employer.

Will I meet with other participants on the program?
A pre-internship orientation will be held late in the spring semester to discuss the program for accepted students and meet as a group. The Bruno Signature program opportunities are not in one specific location, so students are unlikely to engage in-person with other students in the program.

What if I need to leave early or quit my internship?
Whether initiated by the employer or the student, if an internship position is ended early you may be expected to return a prorated portion of the internship stipend.  Please let your supervisor and the Internship Program know as soon as possible.

I missed the application deadline, can I still apply?
No exceptions are made for late applications to be included in the program.  In the event that an employer is not able to find a suitable candidate through the process, some internships are occasionally re-posted later in the Spring.

Will I also receive a Summer Earnings Waiver (SEW) if I receive an award? 
Participants eligible for a Summer Earnings Waiver (SEW) will receive a SEW by participating in this program. Summer Earnings are available to eligible students with University Scholarship funding once during their time at Brown.

Is summer housing provided?
Housing is not provided to summer SPRINT recipients. It is the responsibility of the student to secure housing.