In Spring 2024, Brown Semester Internship programs are offered in the following locations:
Students can also opt to arrange their own internship in a location of their choosing in the Brown Semester Internship Program, Open Campus option.
On-site locations for Fall 2023 include Berlin, Dublin, Washington, DC. The cycle for Fall 2023 is now closed. Should you have questions about the Fall 2023 program, please contact email@example.com.
Undergraduate participants may earn up to four course credits while engaging in an immersive, internship opportunity.
Students will enroll in two or three Brown University 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 or two Brown remote-accessible courses of their choosing (or an independent study) in any department.
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 Singapore 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 CareerLAB staff 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 Singapore and Sydney, Housing is arranged by Brown and accommodation is typically 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 Financial_Aid@Brown.edu.