2020 Winter Break Externship Program

A Dickinson externship consists of a two-to-ten-day unpaid shadowing experiences for students over the January break, during which students become immersed in the host’s daily activities in order to gain a better understanding of their career field. Externship hosts are Dickinson alumni, parents or friends of the College who represent diverse career areas and locations. 

Externship Volunteer Host Sign-Up

2019 Booklet of Externship Sites- NOW AVAILABLE!     

January 6-17, 2020

*Host determines the number of days within the externship period (2-10 days recommended)
*Host and student determine which days within the externship period would work best for the experience based on the host's schedule 

Externships are designed to give students a sense of the work environment and allow them to explore career interests and goals. Students may be included in the following activities:

  • Engage in informational interviews with employees
  • Observe interactions with customers and clients
  • Meet with decision makers
  • Tour facilities
  • Attend staff meetings 
  • Assist with project or tasks


Yes! I want to volunteer to host a student at a job shadow/externship: Externship Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Want to learn more about hosting? please contact Annie Kondas, associate director, Career Services at kondasa@dickinson.edu or (717) 245-1740 to discuss the program and what is involved with hosting.

Check out our sample three-day externship schedule to better understand what could be involved in a job shadowing experience. 

Information for student participants in the Externship program

Externship Hosts
Additional Information for Volunteer Hosts in the Externship program

For additional information about the Externship program, please contact Annie Kondas, associate director, Career Services, at kondasa@dickinson.edu or (717) 245-1740.