UW Spring Break Sprinternship Program
The Career & Internship Center supports units in the Division of Student Life to offer micro-internships for UW undergraduate students during spring break, a.k.a. Sprinternships. These week-long opportunities allow students to gain valuable professional experience by completing short-term, meaningful projects. Student Life managers are encouraged to apply for project funding, and students can find these opportunities on Handshake during late January or early February by using the search term “Sprinternship.” For questions, contact Career & Internship Center Executive Director, Briana Randall.
Information for Managers
- 10-40 hour project completed during spring break, March 21 – 25, 2022.
- Project must provide a learning experience enabling students to develop or augment career-related skill(s). Proposals for routine office tasks will not be funded.
- Appropriate work for undergraduate students.
- Sample ideas include: scheduling out spring quarter social media posts, re-writing text for several webpages, cleaning a dataset, analyzing a dataset, designing graphic collateral for upcoming events, planning graduation events, etc.
Expectations Before Spring Break
- Submit position description and learning objective(s) as part of your application.
- Attend virtual training on supporting interns offered by the Career & Internship Center in early March.
- Post the position in Handshake with “UW Spring Break Sprinternship – ” as the start of the title.
- Review applications, interview candidates, select your sprintern, and make an offer.
- Provide hiring information to the Career & Internship Center Executive Director, Briana Randall.
- Meet with your sprintern once after they have been hired, but before spring break, to set them up to hit the ground running. It may helpful to review project details, discuss expectations, identify needed equipment, create logins, grant account access, or finalize schedules.
Expectations During Spring Break
- Orient your sprintern to the project and ensure they are set up for success for the week.
- Meet with your sprintern daily to provide structure, support, and feedback.
- Provide performance feedback at the end of the sprinternship experience (a template will be provided).
How to Apply
- Complete the online application by 11:59pm on January 17.
- As part of the application be prepared to provide information about your project description and learning objective(s).
- Applicants will be notified of their application status by the Career & Internship Center no later than January 24.
Information for Students
Current UW undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for Spring Break Sprinternships in Handshake. Student Life units will post their opportunities in late January or early February with application deadlines in mid-February. Search the term “Sprinternship” to find opportunities.