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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.

Casual Fridays with Camp Akeela

This week we’re taking our journey a little further north to the Green Mountain State and the land of maple syrup – Vermont! We have a great interview with Camp Akeela in Vermont that we are excited to share with …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Swarthmore Once Again Recognized as Top Producer of Fulbright Students

For the ninth time in 10 years, Swarthmore is among the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students, with seven recent alumni receiving the honor with the College’s support.

“The Fulbright grant gives our alumni opportunities to fully immerse in a …

By Ryan Dougherty
Ryan Dougherty
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William Li ’24 to Explore Global Affairs in China as Schwarzman Scholar

Reflecting on his time at the College, William Li ’24 pinpoints what makes Swarthmore special.

“It’s the commitment to community as the foundation of learning,” says the Honors economics and political science major from Ellicott City, Md.

Li is determined …

By Ryan Dougherty
Ryan Dougherty
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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 …

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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

SwatLink: Find Your People

SwatLink makes networking and mentoring that much easier. This closed, online networking and mentoring community facilitates natural connections between Swarthmore …

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.

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.