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.

Sprinternship guides

Overview cover Overview:
What Sprinternships are, benefits for students and hosts, and how to customize the experience
Playbook:
Expectations for students and hosts, monthly timelines, project info, and an extensive FAQ
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
Media kit cover Media Kit:
How to communicate your leadership in promoting gender diversity in tech

Upcoming dates

April 1: Participating organizations meet their 2021 Sprinterns

May 10 to May 28: 2021 Sprinternships take place

July 15: Information session for organizations seeking to host Sprinterns in May 2022 (if your organization is interested in participating in a future program cycle, please sign up using this form)

Become a Sprinternship partner

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