Sprinternships® for Employers

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What’s a Sprinternship®?

A Sprinternship® is an opportunity for you to bring one or more teams of five undergraduates into your workplace for three weeks.

This quick (hence the sprint!) and immersive paid internship gives students résumé experience that makes them more competitive when applying for summer internships. It gives you a chance to build your talent pipeline and advocate for gender equity in the DC tech world.

Sprinternships® are open to first- and second-year students at UMD or Mason with a focus on women (cis and trans) and nonbinary individuals. Any first- or second-year student from an underrepresented background is welcome to apply.

Sprinternship guides

Sprinternship® Overview:

This guide provides an overview of Break Through Tech’s solution to the diversity challenge facing the tech industry and the benefits our students can bring to your organization. [PDF]


Sprinternship® Playbook:

Our Sprinternship® Playbook offers a look at important info like timelines, projects, and helpful FAQs. [PDF]


Challenge Project Workbook:

This guide suggests the types of projects and difficulty levels that might suit students. It also gives a suggested outline to structure your three-week program.  [PDF]



Media Kit:
Learn how to communicate your leadership in promoting gender diversity in tech.

Become a Sprinternship® partner

If you are interested in participating after reading this page, email Libby Bradford at Mason (lbradfo@gmu.edu) or Caitlin Rudy at UMD (ckrudy@umd.edu).

In addition, please complete the Employer Commitment Form.