Sprinternship Hero Image

What is a Sprinternship®?
A paid mini-internship experience in tech and a series of career development workshops.
3 Weeks
Applications will open during the 2021-22 academic year
Program Participants

First and second-year college women at UMD or Mason looking to increase their experience in tech before applying for a summer internship.

Additional Info

The Sprinternship® Program will launch in 2022. Participants will receive a stipend for the duration of their internship.

Landing one or more summer internships nearly doubles the likelihood of getting a job within six months of graduation.

At Break Through Tech, we know how hard it can be to get that first summer internship in tech without previous experience. Through brief, paid internships, students gain the skills and experience they need to compete for a summer internship in tech.

In three weeks, students tackle a business challenge while immersed in their host company’s business and culture, participate in a series of career development workshops, and strengthen their professional network.

School-Specific Program Information

Sprinternships® at UMD

Application Information

Sprinternships® at UMD will be January 3-21, 2022.  Applications will open Fall 2021.

Partner Institution

University of Maryland, College Park Edited

Sprinternships® at Mason

Application Information

Applications will open during the 2021-22 academic year

Partner Institution

George Mason University Logo Edited
Radhika Kalani

"The Sprinternship program gave me the confidence to continue to pursue a career in tech."

Radhika Kalani she/her
CUNY Graduate of Baruch College, Break Through Tech New York alum
Learn her story


More than 80 employer partners have hosted over 1,000 Sprinterns in New York City and Chicago.
Students in audience smiling

For Students

The Sprinternship® program is a series of career development workshops and a paid, three-week internship. You will build your résumé, your community, and your professional network while learning about careers in tech.

Break Through Tech works at the intersection of academia and industry to propel more women into higher education and careers in tech.  We welcome all applicants from underrepresented groups in tech to apply. 

Close up, rear view, employer leaning over to help student.

For Employers

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.

Sprinternships® immerse students in their host company’s business and culture. During the program, participants work collaboratively on a challenge project. After the program, students have a resume credential that helps them land a summer internship in tech.

Employer Partners in Break Through Tech Nationwide

  • 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

Next Steps

Learn More

Check back later for more information about the application and program timeline.