Swarthmore Future Entrepreneurship Program (SFEP)
Swarthmore College Career Services has a gathered listing of summer experiences at local start up companies through a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Students (seniors and alumni are ineligible) can apply to posted opportunities and interview directly with participating start-up companies. Student will not receive any funding from the start up companies. In order to support the exposure to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, the College will provide selected students with $4800 in summer funding support for 10 weeks. All SFEP opportunities will be conducted remotely.
SFEP Student Info sessions: powerpoint presentation
Student Application Period: TBD
Student Application Instructions:
Please follow these directions to make sure that you're able to view all SFEP opportunities and apply to the ones you're interested in.
1. Log into Handshake.
2. In the search bar, type in "SFEP" and hit enter for a list of all experiences that are a part of this program. All SFEP experiences will have the title labeled "SFEP: ________" A full list of opportunities is also available; you can also type in the employer name and search for the opportunity that way.
3. Apply to as many opportunities that are of interest to you. You will need a resume to apply. If you haven't had your application materials reviewed, please attend Career Peer Advisor Zoom Drop-Ins (M-F 1-3pm) OR email email@example.com to get your resume reviewed.
4. Please note that Career Services does not participate in the start up companies’ selection processes in any way. The decisions of the start up companies are completely independent of Swarthmore College and do not create an employment relationship between you and the College.
5. All SFEPs will be remote.
Note about funding:
$4800 is the maximum amount that a student may be awarded for summer funding. Should you accept an SFEP opportunity, 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 International Student Center (Jennifer Marks-Gold) about summer funding.
Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hear from some of your Swarthmore peers about their SFEP experiences below!