an opportunity for students who demonstrate strong academic ability to earn a semester's or summer's worth of academic credit for carefully supervised, full-time experience in a setting pertinent to their educational and career goals
a one or two-day job shadowing experience that provides students with the opportunity to observe and network with professionals, investigate a career field, clarify career goals and interests, and function within a work environment
Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships, offered by educational institutions to give students short practical experiences in their field of study. In medicine it may refer to a visiting physician who is not part of the regular staff. It is derived from Latin externus and from Old English scipe.