Swarthmore Future Entrepreneurship Program (SFEP)
2021 Employer Application Deadline: Jan 22; Student Application Period: Feb 8-26
Curated internships at Philadelphia-based start-up companies. Students (seniors and alumni are ineligible) can apply to posted internships and interview with participating organizations. If selected, students will gain experience working for a start up while gaining insight into the entrepreneurial world while receiving a $4800 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time work through the College.
SFEP Student Info sessions: powerpoint presentation
"Virtual" Student Info Session: Feb 19, 2021 at 3pm EST. See Handshake for details.
LIST OF EMPLOYERS & POSITIONS (2020). 2021 will be available on Feb 8 on Handshake or this page--see below for application instructions. Please refer to the 2020 list to understand the types of positions and employers offered. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read student testimonials.
Student Application Period: Feb 8-26, 2021
Student Application Instructions:
Please follow these directions to make sure that you're able to view all SFEP internships and apply to the ones you're interested in.
1. Log into Handshake.
2. On the top of the home screen, click on "Jobs."
3. In the search bar, type in "SFEP" and hit enter for a list of all internships that are a part of this program. All SFEP internships will have the title labeled "SFEP: ________" A full list of opportunities is also available as a PDF; you can also type in the employer name and search for the internship that way.
4. Apply to as many opportunities that are of interest to you. Please note that some employers ask for more than a resume. If you haven't had your application materials reviewed, please come and see a Career Peer Advisor (M-F 1-4:30pm).
5. Please make sure you understand the organization’s location. Their address will be in the description or in the employer profile--not all employers are located within the city of Philadelphia and some are located in suburban neighborhoods. If chosen for interviews, students are required to make their own arrangements in getting to the interview locations.
Study Abroad Applicants:
Those studying abroad are eligible to apply; however, it is important to let your interviewers know that you are studying abroad and might not be able to do an in-person interview. Please be flexible when scheduling interviews.
Note about funding:
$4800 is the maximum amount that a student may be awarded for summer funding. Should you accept an SFEP internship, you are not allowed to apply for additional funding for this program through the College.
Note to International Students:
Students are required to contact the Office of International Student Services (Jennifer Marks-Gold) on their options regarding work authorization status.
Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hear from some of your Swarthmore peers about their SFEP experiences below!