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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. Some departments offer multiple TYPES of stipends, so click on their link to learn more.

Department or Program (see links for full list of opportunities) Supports Eligible Class Years
Academic Division (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, NSE) Academic opportunities such as research, intensive language study, thesis/independent research FYs, Sophs, Juniors

Career Services

SFEP is various roles at Philadelphia-based start-ups. Stipends for industries that are typically unpaid or under-paid. CSSS is for opportunities in unpaid industries.  FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Center for Innovation & Leadership The CIL will provide stipends for an internship, research opportunity, etc. in innovation, management, entrepreneurship, or leadership.  FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility Social impact internships, projects, or research FYs, Sophs, Juniors, Seniors
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring and academic research opportunities for students interested in Ph.D programs in the humanities and interpretive social sciences Sophs, Juniors
Rubin Mentoring Program Mentorship and access to internships and research opportunities for first gen and/or low income students FYs, Sophs, Juniors
Swarthmore Summer Scholars (S3P) Mentors Mentorship and leadership opportunities supporting incoming first-generation and low income students FYs, Sophs, Juniors

Search all institutional funding sources  using specific parameters. 

Generally speaking, most of these programs adhere to the common guidelines: 

1. Stipends are $6000 for up to 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