Sprinternships for Employers

What’s a Sprinternship?

A Sprinternship is an opportunity for you to bring a team of five first- or second-year UIC undergraduate women into your workplace for three weeks in May.

This quick (hence the sprint!) and immersive paid internship experience 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 Chicago tech world. 

Our next opportunity runs from May 10 to 28, 2021.

January 28: Info session for interested organizations

February 25: Deadline for organizations to submit commitment form*

April 1: Meet your Sprinterns

May 10: Sprinternships begin

*Early submissions are encouraged to provide the best possible matches with Sprinterns.

All the basics — in two documents


This brief PDF explains what Sprinternships are, shows how the experience benefits students and host organizations, and outlines how you can customize the experience to work best for your organization.


The playbook examines Sprinternships in more detail. This PDF features sample projects, expectations for both students and host organizations, timelines, and an extensive FAQ.

Become a Sprinternship partner

Need more information first?

Email Break Through Tech Chicago’s director, Amita Shetty, at amita@uic.edu.