We are currently operating on a hybrid schedule.You can find us in-person in Parrish 135 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-4:30pm (we are closed from 12-1pm).

Career Fellow Drop-Ins will happen from 1-4:30pm in Singer 141 on Mondays & Thursdays and Parrish 135 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Government, Public Policy & Law

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Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in government, alumni in politics, and alumni in law, alumni in policy can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors.  Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

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Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events.

Political Science Alumni Career Panel. Hosted by Political Science department and Career Services. Alums shared their career paths and insights, offering valuable advice for students.

No Path is StraightEmbrace Your Curiosity

Swarthmore Prepares You for Your Next Steps

Panelists encouraged students to reach out to them on Linkedin or contact Christina Dahl cdahl1@swarthmore.edu in the Political Science department for their emails.

-Arianna Freeman …

By Jennifer Barrington
Jennifer Barrington Associate Director, Career Education
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3 Takeaways from our Internships in Public Service and Government Panel

by Mary Ann Arizaga ’25, Career Fellow

Securing an internship in the Government and Non-Profit sector demands extensive networking and research to discover suitable opportunities. We recently held a discussion with Career Fellows and students at the Dinning Center to …

By Mary Ann Arizaga
Mary Ann Arizaga Career Fellow
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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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Best Entertainment Law Firms in the U.S.

Have you ever wondered who handles all the contracts and copyrights for those working in music, TV, film, theater, and publishing? Entertainment law firms and attorneys represent and protect the interests of both companies and creatives in the entertainment industry.

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Careers in Law Roundtable: 5 Attorneys Discuss How They Found Their Path

Curious about a career in law? Whether you’re in law school, taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), or finishing your undergraduate degree, it’s helpful to hear from attorneys to get a sense of what working in the legal field …

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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to a Law Career

This Vault Guide is a primer on the legal field, including its history, structure, and outlook for the future.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2022 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms is the most comprehensive, candid guide on the nation’s most prestigious …

Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Government Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious …

Practice Perspectives: Vault's Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2021 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

Swarthmore & External Resources

Opportunities in Public Affairs

#1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Policy, Legislative, Public Affairs, Public Relations, & Communications jobs in the Washington, DC area

Swarthmore Guide to Pre-Law Studies
Traverse Jobs

Traverse Jobs connects people with jobs that impact social change and policy across the nation. 

Career Services Summer Stipend

Career Services is piloting a program for summer internship funding where students can apply for a stipend to support living …

Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a better government and a stronger democracy. …

USAjobs.gov

SHAPE AMERICA’S FUTURE: Find your fit in the federal government

Contact & Location

Phone
(610) 328–8352
Address

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.