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Brown Semester Internship Programs

The Brown Semester Internship Program combines a 12-14 week internship experience and academic coursework for the fall or spring semester. Students have the opportunity to gain direct experience in a dynamic field, immerse themselves in a new culture and community, and collaborate with fellow Brown students in small cohorts.

In 2024-2025, Brown Semester Internship programs are offered in the following locations:

Fall 2024: Berlin Germany, & Washington, DC

Spring 2025: Dublin Ireland; Sydney, Australia & Washington, DC

Washington, D.C.
- Please visit the Brown in Washington site for specific academic, co-curricular, internship and accommodation information for this program. 

Students can also opt to arrange their own internship in a location of their choosing in the Brown Semester Internship Program, Open Campus option.

Academic Coursework

Undergraduate participants may earn up to four course credits while engaging in an immersive, internship opportunity. 

Students will enroll in two or three courses for a full-time semester of credits: 

  • UNIV 1221: Brown Semester Internship Practicum (2 credits)

The semester internship is a central component of UNIV 1221, the practicum course. Together, the course and the internship are designed to provide students with a hands-on learning experience to complement their academic study at Brown. In weekly synchronous and asynchronous seminar classes, students reflect on their internship experiences and how they relate to their academic and post-Brown life. The course grounds student experiences within the context of their internship and provides opportunities for students to share insights from their placements. 

  • One in-person course taught by our on-site partners. Please review the Academic section in Via TRM for additional details regarding the on-site courses in Berlin, Dublin and Singapore.
  • One or two Brown remote-accessible courses of their choosing (or an independent study) in any department.

Internship Placements

The 20-hour per week internship in a field of your choosing is intended to connect theory and practice while building students’ strengths towards post-Brown career objectives. 

During their internship, students will:

  • Explore career options and gain practical experience;
  • Develop a deep understanding of how their host organization operates.
  • Apply concepts and transfer knowledge between the classroom and the workplace;
  • Build their résumé and acquire new skills that will empower them through their Brown-to-career transition;

Potential internship sites in Berlin, Dublin, and Sydney are coordinated by our third-party partners in those locations. For the Open Campus option, students will work with the Brown Semester Internship and staff in the Center for Career Exploration to understand program structure, identify suitable internship sites, and connect with alumni or other contacts who might be able to provide relevant advice. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for and secure an internship of their own choosing that meets the program’s criteria. 


Students reside in a living, learning community with other Brown program participants in Dublin, Berlin, and Sydney. Housing is arranged by Brown and is typically apartment-style accommodation with double, triple or quad occupancy.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for the Brown Semester Internship Program are the same as full-time enrollment at Brown in Providence. Housing, food/meals, travel, books, and other personal expenses vary according to location and individual spending habits. Visit the program’s application page in Via TRM for an itemized list of expenses for each program location.

Brown students eligible for financial aid (with few exceptions) may use their aid for the Brown Semester Internship program and are strongly encouraged to discuss their eligibility with a counselor at

The Brown Semester Internship applications are now open for Spring 2025 in Via TRM. The application deadline is October 1, 2024.

In addition to the Via TRM application, interested students will be contacted for individualized conversation with the Brown Semester Internship coordinator once their application has been initiated.

Interested in learning more? Complete this brief inquiry form . Once submitted, you will receive program updates, as well as an informational video about the Brown Semester Internship Program.

You are also most welcome to schedule an individual advising appointment with Kelly Watts.