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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 in January
Applications are open now – apply below.
Program Participants

Sprinternships® are focused on women (cis and trans), nonbinary individuals, and other underrepresented groups who are current first- or second-year students at the University of Maryland (UMD) or George Mason University (Mason).

Priority is given to current first- and second-year students.

Additional Info

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

We partner with employers to provide students with a paid, three-week, micro-internship during an academic recess. The Sprinternship® program will launch in January 2022. 

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

Sprinternships® at UMD will be January 3-21, 2022. Applications are open now. For more information, contact breakthroughtech@umd.edu.
Deadline: October 8, 2021

Partner Institution

University of Maryland, College Park Edited

UMD Eligibility:

  • First- or second-year degree-seeking undergraduates at UMD in fall 2021 or part of the Freshman Connection program
  • Good academic standing (min: 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Currently or previously enrolled in a computing course or received equivalent credit:
    • CMSC 106, 122, 125,131 or higher
    • INST 126 or higher
    • IMDM 127 or higher
    • ENME202 or higher
  • Eligible to work in the United States in January 2022, including at UMD
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by November 4, 2021
  • Focus on women (trans and cis) and nonbinary students and other underrepresented groups in tech, but all students are welcome to apply
  • Able to work a standard 40-hour workweek for the duration of the Sprinternship: January 4-21, 2022 (no other classes or employment)
  • Priority given to students who participated in Guild

UMD Key Workshop Dates:

  • October 4, 2021 – Pair & Share Peer Resume Review and Workshop
  • October 11, 2021 – Corporate Partner Virtual Resume Review
  • November 17, 2021 – Workplace Preparedness Workshop

Sprinternships® at Mason

Application Information

Sprinternships® at Mason will be January 3-21, 2022. Applications are open. For more information, email Libby Bradford at Mason (lbradfo@gmu.edu).
Deadline: October 8, 2021

Partner Institution

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Mason Eligibility:

    • First-, second-, or third-year degree-seeking student at Mason (including students currently on the NOVA Advance pathways)
    • Good academic standing (min: 2.0 cumulative GPA)
    • Enrolled in at least once course at GMU/NOVA during the fall 2021 semester
    • Completed (received a grade of C or better) any one of the following courses:
      • At GMU: CS 112, CS 211, IT 106, IT 206, IT 109, or IT 209
      • At NOVA: CSC 201, CSC 222, CSC 202, or CSC 223
      • Transferred credit for any of the above courses at GMU will be considered
    • Living in the United States in January 2022
    • 18+ years of age by November 1, 2021
    • Focus on women (trans and cis), nonbinary, and gender fluid students, and other underrepresented groups in tech but all students are welcome to apply.

Mason Key Workshop Dates:

  • October 15, 2021 – Career Prep Workshop, Virtual, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
  • October 22, 2021 – Technical Skills Workshop, Virtual, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
  • November TBD, 2021 – Employer Onboarding (TBD by employer)
  • January 29, 2022 – Post-Program Student Meeting (location TBD)
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"The Sprinternship program gave me the confidence to continue to pursue a career in tech."

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CUNY Graduate of Baruch College, Break Through Tech New York alum
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More than 80 employer partners have hosted over 1,000 Sprinterns in New York City and Chicago.

Nationwide Employer 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
  • Mastercard
  • 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
  • Verizon
  • Warby Parker
  • WebMD
  • William Blair & Company