Definition of externship in US English:



North American
  • A temporary training program in a workplace, especially one offered to students as part of a course of study.

    ‘students participate in an 8-week externship’
    ‘I did my pastry externship at the River Café’
    • ‘Now that I'm on my externship, I return to school each Tuesday for continuing instruction.’
    • ‘Wouldn't a law student be better off getting a job during their third year externing for a judge or in some other externship?’
    • ‘After the end of their first year, students may participate in a summer research externship.’
    • ‘Subsequently appointed to Beringer Vineyard's food and wine externship in Napa County, California, Danko soon took the helm as Executive Chef.’
    • ‘Students participate in a mandatory fourth-year externship at Trident Medical Center.’
    • ‘i found an externship i would kill for in DC.’
    • ‘The student's desire is to extract knowledge from the externship, thus gaining valuable experience.’
    • ‘He recently began a five-week, paid externship through the state Leadership Initiatives for Teaching and Technology program for middle and high school science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.’
    • ‘The faculty even discussed with a student the possibility of coordinating a clinical externship with thesis research.’