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
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Program Participants

Sprinternships™ are focused on women, nonbinary individuals, and other underrepresented groups who are current first- or second-year students at George Mason University or 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 due October 2, 2023.
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Partner Institution

UMD Eligibility:

  • First- or second-year degree-seeking undergraduates at UMD in fall 2023 or part of the Freshman Connection program
  • Good academic standing and/or did not receive an Early Warning notification (min: 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Currently or previously enrolled in a computing course or received equivalent credit:
    • CMSC106, 122, 125,131 or higher
    • INST123 or higher
    • IMDM127 or higher
    • ENME202 or higher
    • GEOG276 or higher
  • Eligible to work in the United States in January 2024, including at UMD
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by November 4, 2023
  • Focus on women 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™ (no other classes or employment)
  • Priority given to students who participated in Guild or other Break Through Tech programming

Sprinternships™ at Mason

Application Information

Sprinternships™ at Mason will be in May 2024. Applications closed.

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 one course at GMU/NOVA during the fall 2022 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 May 2024
    • 18+ years of age by November 1, 2023
    • Focus on women, nonbinary, and gender fluid students, and other underrepresented groups in tech but all students are welcome to apply.

Key Workshop Dates TBD

"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