You may contact Career Services with any questions or concerns at anytime during the externship experience.
In case of an emergency or other serious concern, contact the Swarthmore College Department of Public Safety immediately at: emergency 610-328-8333, non-emergency 610-328-8281, firstname.lastname@example.org. Swarthmore College Public Safety officers are available 24/7/365 to respond to emergency/crisis incidents as well as non-emergency reports. Public Safety staff can assist with connecting students to resource personnel, such as Counseling and Psychological Services, the Title IX Coordinator, the on-call dean’s division staff, or an on-call nurse. They can also provide assistance with making a report to local law enforcement.
The College expressly prohibits any form of discrimination and harassment on the basis of any College-recognized protected classification, including sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or involvement in a College program or activity. Please read the full Swarthmore College Notice of Non-Discrimination. Resource Information about sexual harassment/assault, dating violence and domestic violence, retaliation, stalking, and other misconduct that is sex or gender based can be found on the SHARE website.
Dean's Office Emergency Funding Request for Extern Program
The Dean's Office can offer small grants, on average $300, to support food and travel extern related costs for students with significant financial need. The spirit of this fund is primarily to support emergency circumstances. Please note the Dean's Office may not be able to fulfill all requests. If you meet the criteria outlined, please find further details and fund application form here.
Fill out application return to the Dean's Office.
Summer Experiential Fellowship Grants
If you had a great time with your Swarthmore mentor during our extern program, why not ask if you can come back this summer? If your mentor cannot pay you, you can apply for one of Career Services’ Summer Experiential Fellowship Grants of $4,500 for 10 weeks of full time work. These grants are intended to make unpaid summer internships possible. Externships must have been completed this year and graduating seniors are not eligible. This is a competitive application process, so please work closely with your Extern Mentor to submit a strong application.
Internship & Externship Agreements
Career Services is not able to sign any internship or externship agreements with employers, organizations, or companies on behalf of the College. It is important to note that, as a general practice, the College does not provide any type of insurance coverage for or on behalf of students during an internship or externship.
Create Your Own Externship
To arrange your own externship, follow these guidelines [pdf] and meet with a career counselor if you need assistance. (Please note you will not be eligible for Experiential Summer Funding.)