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Summer Opportunities

Department Overview

Swarthmore Funded Summer Opportunities

Are you wondering what to do this summer? Swarthmore College provides students with meaningful, learning opportunities for the summer. Whether they're on-campus or off-campus, below are the list of programs/departments that provide financial stipends. Generally speaking, most of these programs adhere to the common guidelines: 

1. Stipends are $5500 for 10 weeks of full-time (~35-40 hours per week)

2. Student applications typically open up in January and close in February--see specific dates for programs

3. Student notification of award status by March

4. Student acceptance deadline by April 1

Department or Program (see links for full list of opportunities) Supports Eligible Class Years
Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility Social impact internships, projects, or research FYs, Sophs, Juniors, Seniors

Career Services

Various roles at Philadelphia-based start-ups FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Center for Innovation & Leadership Leadership, creative problem solving, and personal development internships or professional development opportunities FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Academic Division Academic opportunities such as research, intensive language study, thesis/independent research FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Rubin Mentoring Program Summer opportunities in varied interests FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Swarthmore Summer Scholars (S3P) Mentors S3P provides mentoring for incoming First-Year FLI, under-represented students FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring and academic research opportunities for under-represented students interested in Ph.D programs Sophs, Juniors

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