Swarthmore Future Entrepreneurship Program (SFEP)
Student Application Period: 2019 application period has closed
Curated internships at local start up companies through a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Students (seniors and alumni are ineligible) can apply to posted internships and interview with participating start-up companies. 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.
student overview of the process (student orientation session)
2019 Student Application Period: March 4-15
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!