Sprinternship® Program

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What is a Sprinternship?
A paid mini-internship experience in tech and a series of career development workshops.
Duration
3 Weeks
Applications are closed. Check back in August 2022.
Program Participants

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

Additional Info

It is free to participate in this program. Participants will receive a stipend for the duration of their internship. For more information, check out our FAQs.

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

CUNY Students

Application Information

Applications are closed. Check back in August 2022.

Partner Institution

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  • Women (trans and cis) and nonbinary students and other underrepresented groups in tech
  • Undergraduate, degree-seeking students at a CUNY college
  • Enrolled in at least 1 course at CUNY college during the Fall 2022 semester
  • Good academic standing (2.0+ GPA)
  • First-Year, Second-Year, or Junior
  • 18+ years of age by November 1, 2022
  • Living in the United States in January 2023
  • Demonstrated commitment to a computer science major (for example, a computer science major, previous or planned classes, Summer Guild, a high school class, or other clubs, bootcamps, or extracurricular activities)
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
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80+
More than 80 employer partners have hosted over 1000 Sprinterns.
50%
Of the students who participated in Sprinternships® and were seeking a tech internship, 50% landed one that summer.
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For Students

The Sprinternship® program (formerly Winternship) 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.

We welcome all applicants from underrepresented groups in tech to apply. 

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For Companies

Everyone knows that you need real-world experience to get that first job. Break Through Tech New York’s Sprinternship® program provides that. 

Break Through Tech works with 80+ companies to open the door in tech through a paid, three-week Sprinternship® during CUNY’s winter recess.

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Past Sprinternship® Partners

  • AccuWeather
  • ActionIQ
  • Aetna
  • Analytical Flavor Systems
  • AppNexus, a Xandr Company
  • ASAPP Inc.
  • Averon
  • Barclays
  • Bitly
  • BlackRock
  • Blackstone
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Citigroup
  • CLEAR
  • Cognizant
  • Company Ventures
  • Cornell Tech K-12 Computer Science Experience
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Dow Jones

  • Etsy
  • Exiger
  • Fiera Capital Inc.
  • General Assembly
  • Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Group Nine Media
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • IBM
  • Intersection
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kargo
  • KPMG, LLP
  • LinkedIn
  • Mastercard
  • Moody’s
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York Cares
  • Numina
  • NYC First

  • OppenheimerFunds
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • 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
  • UNICC
  • Union Settlement
  • United Way of New York City
  • URBAN-X
  • Verizon
  • Warby Parker
  • WebMD

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