Externship Program for Undergraduate Students
Get an insider's view of a career by shadowing Cal alumni in their workplaces during Winter Break!
As an extern you can:
- Explore a career field
- Experience the workplace up close and personal
- Learn how to apply your academic major through discussions with a professional who has a similar background
- Assess your "fit" for a particular position or organization
- Make career connections and begin establishing your alumni network
Observe the day-to-day activities of your Cal alumni sponsor, discuss specific jobs and careers with alumni and their colleagues, and sometimes obtain limited hands-on experience. Find out what it's like to be a public defender, doctor, architect, engineer, teacher, social worker, writer, scientist, consultant, IT analyst, professor, youth center director, financial advisor, and more.
Externships are available in a wide variety of career fields in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, and other domestic and international locations.
Funding: Students are responsible for all expenses related to the externship, including travel, accommodations (if any), meals, etc. However, Pell grant recipients and students with disabilities may be eligible for a travel stipend upon completion of the externship; applications for these stipends will be sent to all participants at that time.
January 2020 Externship Application (The 2020 Externship Cycle is Complete)
|Oct. 8, 2019||Oct. 25, 2019 @ 5 pm|
Career Center Review/Matching
|Oct. 28, 2019||Nov. 20, 2019; 1st round complete Nov. 1st|
|Externship Period||Jan. 6, 2020||Jan. 17, 2020|
If you are a UC Berkeley alum and you'd like to participate in the Externship Program, view more information.