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Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
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What are SwatWorks Micro-Internships?

SwatWorks Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Swarthmore students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks, as they are mentored by Swarthmore alumni and parents. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships will be funded through micro-grants offered by Career Services at $500 for a 40 hour project, $250 for a 20 hour project and $125 for a 10 hour project as funding permits.


Be thoughtful of your time commitment to make sure you can finish the project in the allotted time.  Eligible class years are 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025.


Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform.  Parker Dewey lists many additional micro-internships which are funded by the organizations which offer them. Take advantage of those opportunities, as well.  Some may actually be offered by Swarthmore alums/parents, too.


For more information about the SwatWorks program, click here.

How It Works

Students create an account

Step 1

Create an account on Parker Dewey. Be sure to add Swarthmore to your Education section.
Apply to open Micro-Internship opportunities.

Step 2

Apply to open opportunities. SwatWorks projects are listed under "Featured Projects."
Swarthmore alumni choose from applicants.

Step 3

Swarthmore alumni or the company posting the project choose from applicants.
Complete the project

Step 4

Complete the project and gain valuable, paid work experience.

For Students

When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?


To see all available SwatWorks Micro-Internships, be sure to add Swarthmore College to the Education section of your Parker Dewey profile.


Create an account
Students and recent graduates can get professional experience by completing Micro-Internships.

For International Students

If you are an international student (F1 or J1) considering these Micro-Internship opportunities, please consult with the Swarthmore International Student Center.


Micro-Internships for International Students