Cal Externship Program

The Career Center has offered opportunities for students to shadow alumni and professionals in their jobs since 1999. Alumni worldwide are invited to continue this legacy and register to become an “Extern Sponsor.” Sponsors share their work experiences with a student (or several) and offer career insight with as little as a one-day commitment. Learn more »

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Post your externship position right away. Need a few days to finalize details? No problem. We’ll send you an email reminder or approval email shortly after registration.
Step 3: You’ll receive info regarding your externs from the Career Center in late October.

Program Details

When: January 6 – 17, 2020
Externships take place while students are on winter break and can last from one day to two weeks.

What: Students observe the day-to-day activities of their sponsors and may provide limited assistance with projects to help acquaint them with the organization. Students do not receive academic credit or pay and are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

FAQs: Visit the Career Center’s website for a full list of frequently asked questions.

Why Volunteer?

  • Assist Cal students with their career development
  • Share your expertise and knowledge about your field and the work world
  • Give back to your alma mater in a meaningful way
  • Connect with potential interns or future employees for your organization

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The Cal Externship Program is managed and co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Career Center.