About Sprinternship™
These quick and immersive paid internships give you work experience and a tech-industry résumé credential that can help you land your first summer tech internship.
3 Weeks
Applications are closed
Program Participants

Sprinternships™ are focused on women, nonbinary individuals, and other underrepresented groups who are current first- or second-year students at the University of Maryland.

Additional Info

Everyone knows that you need real-world experience to get that first job. Break Through Tech DC’s Sprinternship™ program provides that.

Launched in DC in 2022, we partner with employers to provide students with a paid, three-week, micro-internship during an academic recess.

Three transformative weeks.

Sprinternships™ are designed by the organizations that host them, so each experience is unique. All Sprinternships™ enable students to:

  • Tackle a real business challenge while immersed in your host company’s culture.
  • Strengthen your professional network and connections in the tech community.
  • Gain a resume credential and the real-world experience you need to land a summer tech internship.

School-Specific Program Information

Sprinternships™ at UMD

Application Information

Applications are closed.

Partner Institution

UMD Eligibility:

  • First- or second-year degree-seeking undergraduates at UMD in fall 2024 or part of the Freshman Connection program
  • Must not have previously held any type of computing-related internship or job (paid or unpaid)
  • Currently or previously enrolled in a computing course or received equivalent credit (Note: Other courses that teach Python or other programming concepts may qualify for approval.)
    • CMSC106, 122, 125,131 or higher
    • INST123 or higher
    • IMDM127 or higher
    • ENME202 or higher
    • GEOG276 or higher
    • PHYS165 or 265
  • Good academic standing and/or did not receive an Early Warning notification (min: 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Eligible to work in the United States in January 2025, including at UMD
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by November 4, 2024
  • Able to work a standard 40-hour workweek in the United States for the duration of Sprinternship™ (no other classes or employment)
  • Focus on women and nonbinary students and other underrepresented groups in tech, but all students are welcome to apply
  • Priority given to students who participated in Guild or other Break Through Tech programming

"I realized that I loved working in the tech space—my Sprinternship brought me clarity on what I want the next four years of my life to look like.”

Veda Singireddy she/her
University of Maryland computer science student, Break Through Tech DC
Learn her story


More than 100 employer partners have hosted over 1,350 Sprinterns in DC, New York City, and Chicago.

Nationwide Employer Partners

DC Partners

  • American Rivers
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capitol Interactive
  • Cloudforce
  • Crown Castle
  • Easy Dynamics
  • Goodshuffle
  • KPMG
  • Mastercard
  • Microsoft
  • MyCyberExec
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Two Six Technologies
  • UMD Department of Computer Science
  • UMD Dining Services
  • UMD Division of Information Technology Security
  • Verizon

National Partners

  • AbbVie
  • Accenture
  • AccuWeather
  • ActionIQ
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Aetna
  • Analytical Flavor Systems
  • Anthem
  • Aon
  • AppNexus, a Xandr Company
  • ASAPP Inc.
  • Averon
  • Barclays
  • Bitly
  • BlackRock
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citigroup
  • Cognizant
  • Company Ventures
  • Cornell Tech K-12 CS
  • Credit Suisse
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte

  • Dow Jones
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Exiger
  • Fiera Capital Inc.
  • General Assembly
  • Girl Scouts
  • Group Nine Media
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • IBM
  • Intersection
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kargo
  • Kavi Global
  • LinkedIn
  • Littelfuse
  • Moody's
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New Lab
  • New York Cares
  • Numina
  • nvisia
  • NYC First

  • Oppenheimer Funds
  • Optum
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • PEAK6
  • Peloton Interactive, Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • Ready Set Rocket
  • RubiconMD
  • RWJBarnabas Health
  • Society of Women Coders
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
  • Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Teladoc Health
  • The HOPE Program
  • The New York Foundling
  • The Student Leadership Network
  • UI Health
  • Union Settlement
  • United Way of New York City
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Warby Parker
  • WebMD
  • William Blair & Company