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Externship Program Info

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Job-shadow a College of Science alum for 1-4 days

Program Features

Observational: Experience a "day in the life" of your host's career and gain an understanding of the scope of their daily responsibilities.

Unpaid: No pay is provided for externships; students are responsible for transportation costs to/from extern host site.

Short-term: One to four days, depending on host availability, usually in the two-week span immediately following the spring semester.


First-year and sophomore students enrolled in the Eberly College of ScienceĀ 2.75 GPA or above

How to Apply

To participate in the externship program, follow these steps:

  1. Register for a SciOpps account, upload your resume, view opportunities in the "jobs" tab
  2. Contact the Office of Science Engagement to set up an appointment to review your resume and learn more about the process
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