Center for Career Exploration

Careers in the Common Good (CCG) Winternships

Signature Internships

This "mini-internships" undergraduate program provides students the opportunity to complete short-term projects with social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in a remote capacity for two weeks over winter break. Students gain hands-on experience working with innovative organizations while building concrete professional skills through the completion of a tangible project.

Each winter break, Brown students have the opportunity to work on engaging, high-impact projects for social impact organizations and companies. The projects last only two weeks but provide students with hands-on experience with top-notch organizations, and employers with a pipeline of talented individuals who have the potential to feed into other internships.

January 2024 Program


  • All participating received an award for participating in the program. Participants receive a base stipend of $300.  
  • Students with financial need receive a supplemental gap award of an additional $200 or $300, depending on level of demonstrated university financial need, bringing the total stipend to $500 or $600 for students on financial aid.


  • Applicants must be active Brown undergraduate students enrolled in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Students on leave for either semester or graduating in December 2023 are not eligible.
  • Students with all concentrations and work histories are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous participation in a SPRINT-funded program does not prevent you from participating in CCG Winternships. Students may participate in CCG Winternships and still apply for a BrownConnect Signature Program or other SPRINT funding in the future.
  • Previous CCG Winternships participants are eligible to apply, but should not apply for an opportunity with an organization where you have previously interned.
  • CCG Winternships connects students with new experiences. Students may not apply for a Winternship with an employer where they have previously completed a internship, whether the previous experience was in the summer, semester or winter.
  • Students on financial aid receive preference in the selection process.

How to Apply

Submit your CCG Winternships application in two steps:

Step 1: Apply to the position in Handshake with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressed to your top choice participating host organization. Please put your name and organization you are applying to at the top of your document and address the letter to the "Hiring Manager" Your cover letter should address the following:
    • Which organization and project would you like to work on why would you like to work on it
    • What skills and experiences do you have that make you a good fit for the position?

Need help with a cover letter? Visit PCA open hours or visit our Resumes and Cover Letters page.

Step 2: Supplemental Google Form

Please provide us with your Banner ID and additional preferences. If you would like to share preferences for additional organizations, should you not be selected for your top choice organization, please submit this google form by the program deadline. You will be contacted before you are considered for a second or third choice organization. There is no need to write additional cover letters unless you are contacted. Applications will only be contacted if second/third choice organizations do not find viable candidates among the students who selected the organization as their first choice.

Application Deadline

October 25, 2023, 12:00pm (noon)

Unfortunately no late applications will be accepted.


Participating host employers are currently submitting projects.  For employers interested in hosting students, please contact Greg Seiler.