Sprinternships™ for employers

What’s a Sprinternship?

A Sprinternship is an opportunity for you to bring one or more teams of five UIC undergraduates 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.

Sprinternships are open to women (cis and trans) and nonbinary individuals who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at UIC.

Important dates

Next employer information session: 
October 20, 2022 (register here)

Employer commitment forms due for 2023 Sprinternships:
December 15, 2022

Sprinternships run:
May 8 to May 26, 2023

Sprinternship guides

Overview cover Overview:
What Sprinternships are, benefits for students and hosts, and how to customize the experience [PDF]
Expectations for students and hosts, monthly timelines, project info, and an extensive FAQ [PDF]
Cover of the Challenge Project Workbook Challenge Project Workbook:
Challenge project design, from examples to levels of difficulty to a possible timeline for each week [PDF]
Media kit cover Media Kit:
How to communicate your leadership in promoting gender diversity in tech

Hear what our students have to say about Sprinternships


Become a Sprinternship partner

If you would like more information, fill out our partner involvement form or email Break Through Tech Chicago’s associate director of career development, Amelia Jackson, at anjacksn@uic.edu.