2017 Externship

Launching Extraordinary Careers

Want to get an insider's view of a how companies do business?

The Extern Program allows you to connect with St. Louis Regional companies in various field(s) of interest for a work-site shadowing visit.


Although externships are not for academic credit or pay, the experience will give you the ability to refine career goals and gain familiarity with professional job fields.  This is a great networking opportunity!

  • 1-3 Days Over Spring Break (March 13-17, 2017).
  • Externs must be enrolled as a full-time student at Southeast during the spring 2017 semester.
  • Open to all majors.
  • Some organizations may require that students be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students will be matched with organizations based on majors or fields of interest.
Student Placement
  • Each application will be reviewed to determine whether the student meets the program eligibility requirements.
  • Once a successful student-sponsor match is made, the student will be notified via email and registered for the required orientation workshop.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to place students with professionals in their field of interest. 
  • The Externship Program represents a learning experience; it is not equivalent to the traditional internship, nor does it imply “favored” status or otherwise impact eligibility for talent acquisition or employment by company hosts. 
  • The number of students selected to participate will depend on the number and types of organizations sponsors.
Student Roles/Responsibilities
  • Students must be available 1-3 days any time during spring break and be able to secure their own lodging accommodations and transportation.
  • Students must participate in a program orientation workshop.  The orientation program will provide an overview of the purpose of the program, the externship process, on-site assignments, and best practices.
  • Students must abide by all requirements of the sponsor organizations.
Sponsor Organization/Responsibilities
  • Companies will commit to sponsoring their desired number of students for a period of 1-3 days.
  • Schedule of programming is at the organization’s discretion.
Application Process

Students wishing to participate in the spring 2017 Externship Program must complete the form below:

If you have questions, please contact Quen Agnew at qagnew@semo.edu

Applications DEADLINE for applications is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

View List of Externship Locations/Organizations

Note: This list will be updated as organizations sign up for the program.

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Thank you for hosting students of Southeast Missouri State University for our 2017 Job Shadow/Externship Program.

Externships are valuable career learning experiences in that they provide the opportunity for students to see first-hand what the day-to-day work activities and responsibilities are in various professions and industries.

The on-site experience will be 1 -3 days (depending on the employer) during the course of Southeast’s spring break (March 13-17, 2017). Unlike an internship, the externship is a learning opportunity and no salary will be paid to the student. Some of the learnings can include: a tour, overview of the company, insights into being successful in your organization and perhaps a meet and greet with executives. Although it is not required, we encourage companies to provide lunch as part of the program.

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*Spring Break/Summer Hours: 8am - 4pm
*Career Ambassador Walk-In Hours: 9am-4pm
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