Externships are short-term job shadowing opportunities that allow you to gain insight into a career of interest. Most externships last one day to a week, providing you valuable exposure to a professional field without the longer committment of an internship.
Each spring, our team partners with employers to offer a School of Engineering Extern Program. Through this program, employers invite students to shadow in their organizations for one or more days during Spring Break. We will share the application here when it becomes available in the spring semester.
In addition, the UVA Career IDEAs Externship Program offers job shadowing opportunities during J-Term and the summer.
You can also initiate your own job shadowing experience at any time of the year with a personal contact, alum, or employer. If you'd like support while developing an externship outreach strategy, schedule an advising appointment in Handshake.