ex·​tern·​ship ˈek-ˌstərn-ˌship How to pronounce externship (audio)
: a training program that is part of a course of study of an educational institution and is taken in private business

Examples of externship in a Sentence

prior to graduation from the culinary school he had served an externship as a sous chef at a high-end restaurant
Recent Examples on the Web Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, students will be able to participate in industry field trips, job shadowing, career mentoring, mock interviewing, and potential internship or externship opportunities. Charles Brandom, Arkansas Online, 9 Aug. 2023 Each year, The Hollywood Reporter spotlights the top programs — factoring in their alumni on the Power Lawyers list as well as new and novel courses, externship programs and other offerings — that could give students an edge in the industry. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2023 The family law attorney charted an impressive path as a law student–graduating from the prestigious Loyola University with her Juris Doctorate in child and family law, all while balancing a clerking externship with the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 11 Apr. 2022 The initial statement read that the externship was geared toward providing young people with the opportunity to learn about civic engagement and engage with the campaign. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2023 Patricia Lohr, medical director of BPAS, was trained in the United States and participated in a MSFC externship in California more than two decades ago. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 21 Oct. 2022 Culinary school gave me more confidence in my cooking skills and knowledge as well as a strong foundation, built upon by my externship at Café Centro. Fatima Ali, Bon Appétit, 12 Oct. 2022 Students must complete 40 hours of hands-on classroom training, pass the national phlebotomy exam, and complete a 40-hour externship at a medical facility. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2022 This is the fourth year the externship has been offered. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of externship was in 1905

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“Externship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/externship. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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