Fellowships & Gap Year/Short-Term

Explore & Make Connections

Talking to who alumni who pursued fellowships or gap year programs can help you make informed choices about next steps.  Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about these options.

Learn & Apply

There are lots of different options for gap year experiences and post-grad fellowships, some of which you can find on Handshake. In addition to our office, we encourage you to engage with the Office of Fellowships & Prizes and check out our resources below.

How to Land Your Dream Social-Impact Internship

It’s no secret that when you begin your career search, internship experience will help you stand out from the competition. But how do you secure an internship with an organization you love? That is the million-dollar question.

According to a …

By Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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This Diverse Future Leaders Fellowship Will Accelerate Your Career Path—Here’s How

We hear from students time and time again that finding opportunities that will actually help you develop professionally can be extremely challenging at times. That’s why when Lola and Johnny heard about L’Oréal USA’s Diverse Future Leaders Fellowship, they knew …

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Swarthmore & External Resources

Swarthmore Office of Fellowships and Prizes

Whether you are interested in spending time overseas, doing independent research, or going to graduate school, the Office of Fellowships …

Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship

The University of Pennsylvania’s directory of fellowships, scholarships, and grants; includes a search engine.

Cornell Fellowship Database

Searchable database by field and keyword. Lists fellowships from non-Cornell sources.

Google Policy Fellowship

Offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to …


A listing board with information on nonprofit and public service opportunities.

Mickey Leland International Fellows

A two-year program that combines field and policy work, training emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide.

Contact & Location

(610) 328–8352

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.