Program Description

Externships provide opportunities for job shadowing or project-based work. These experiences during winter break allow students to explore a career field and build professional connections.

Since 2008, alumni, parents, and friends of Carleton have offered students the opportunity to participate in externships across the globe.

2024 Timeline

  • June-August: Site host registration.
  • December 2-20: Externships take place.

Externship Criteria

  • One- to three-weeks in length and involves 20-120 total hours.
  • Includes opportunities to job shadow, network with professionals within the organization and industry, and/or complete project work. 
  • A high level of mentoring and support in student exploration.
  • In-person, remote, or hybrid experience.

Host and Student Expectations

Student Reflections

Discover the impact externships can have on career development. Our students shared what they experienced, learned, and gained from their externships.