Host an Externship
The ExternsEverywhere program connects students with alumni and friends of Denison for job-shadow experiences (aka. Externships). These externships help students choose their career path by providing invaluable insight into the “real world”.
Students are able to network with and shadow successful professionals at reputable companies, in highly-desirable cities, and within many industries including; sales, finance, legal, marketing, public relations, medical, consulting, non-profit, fine arts, education and many more.
To post an Externship
Contact Career Exploration & Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-587-6656 and we will help you to design the externship and connect you with students.
Create an externship description and post on your DULink account:
- Support the career development of Denison students
- Promote your organization to potential future interns and full-time employees
- Low investment in time and resources for a meaningful connection with students
If you are interested in helping grow the externship program, but you personally are not able to host a student, you can either…
- Connect with CE&D to someone within your organization who can offer an externship.
- Connect CE&D to other alumni you know in your city who may be able to offer and externship.
What is the difference between an internship and externship?
An externship is a short-term opportunity, which typically lasts one to two days while internships vary in length and last for longer periods of time.
Do I need to pay the externs?
No. Unlike some internships, externships do not usually offer pay or academic credit.
Do I need to provide housing/transportation to students?
Optional. Students are expected to pay their own way. If possible, most students would probably appreciate financial support for their food and travel expenses.
Will CE&D help me understand the expectations for an externship host and how to structure the student’s experience?
CE&D staff will be happy to share the expectations and best practices from existing externship hosts. Many of the resources provided above will help, but feel free to call CE&D at 740-587-6656 to discuss your specific situation.
How are students selected for my externship?
Similar to jobs and internships, students will submit applications and be evaluated based on their application materials. Any interested students will submit a resume along with a statement of interest in your externship opportunity. Once you select your preferred candidate(s), CE&D will partner with you to notify the student and to facilitate the first direct contact.
How are students prepared for the externship experience?
Selected students will participate in a Pre-Program Training that covers tips on maximizing their externship experience, dressing and acting professional and networking strategies. The students are also required to sign a contract stating they will show up on time, act appropriately while on site, research the organization in advance and prepare specific questions to ask throughout the experience.
For more information about the Externship program, please contact Zach Pavol.