Gain an insider perspective on a career field through a PhD externship. The Career Center offers a new program connecting doctoral students and postdocs to professionals for a “Day in the Life” job shadowing experience. 
 
Externs are paired with advanced degree professionals and together will schedule a visit at the extern sponsor’s place of work. Your job shadowing visit may include activities such as a tour of the workplace, discussion of the extern sponsor’s career trajectory, meeting with colleagues, observation of work practices, or an overview of the organizational culture.
 
Eligibility: Open to doctoral students in all disciplines, and select postdocs.

Fall semester      2019: Humanities and Social Science PhDs
Spring semester 2019: STEM PhDs

>>Frequently Asked Questions

Externship Timeline

Application Period: view extern opportunities, submit application  
Career Center Review/Matching Process   
Externship Period  

 

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If you are a UC Berkeley alum and you'd like to participate in the Externship Program, see more information here.