An externship allows you to shadow a professional in their workplace for a short period of time.
Students can also gain valuable experience through curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activities. Read the Summer of 2014 Survey report for an overview of what Haverford students did last summer.
The Extern Program enables students to explore different career options by allowing a firsthand glimpse into a field of interest. By shadowing professionals in their workplace, you can begin to explore your interests and learn about various opportunities. The advice and guidance which you receive from alumni in this shadowing experience will help you identify potential career options.
From two days to two weeks during Winter or Spring break, externs observe and talk with alumni sponsors and their colleagues. In most cases, you participate in the normal routines of the sponsors, following your hosts throughout their workday or working on special projects. Often, the externs spend time in several departments to gain insight into allied positions in the sponsor's particular career.
Information about the spring break Extern Program sponsors will be available in mid-January. The application deadline is 2/1/18.