ex·​tern·​ship | \ˈek-ˌstərn-ˌship \

Definition of externship 

: a training program that is part of a course of study of an educational institution and is taken in private business

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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

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The full course lasts eight weeks, involves full-time immersion and requires an externship, and costs from $1,750 to $1,995 per week. Jonathan Reynolds, Town & Country, "At Your Service," 11 July 2014 The event was part of a larger externship program that helps sophomores and juniors explore career options in various fields. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "Costa Mesa nonprofit prepares girls for the workforce with event at South Coast Plaza," 28 June 2018 An externship program with Prisma Graphic allows students in-depth learning in a rotation through 10 different areas of their business. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "Business savvy graduates in high demand," 18 June 2018 Law clerks and externs from numerous federal courts shared with us that they had felt demeaned, belittled, or humiliated during their clerkships or externships. Joan Biskupic, CNN, "Senate Judiciary Committee takes up #MeToo in the courts," 13 June 2018 After studying at the Culinary Institute of America, Livingston landed an externship at Marcus Samuelsson’s Riingo. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Welcome to the Social Media ‘Black Power Kitchen’ of Tomorrow," 29 May 2018 All seven Retail Services students will begin externships with CVS after spring break. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "Polaris partnership with CVS yields unique training experience for retail services students," 26 Mar. 2018 Thomas, who traveled to Washington, D.C. with a contingent of NFL players late in the season to address the national anthem topic, was also serving an externship this offseason with Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-Tx) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chris Perkins, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dolphins safety Michael Thomas to sign with New York Giants, according to source," 26 Mar. 2018 The programs generally run up to 10 weeks and include in-class training, externships, mentorship and soft-skills training, and support from case managers and job placement professionals. Brenda Cain, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Foundation gives $13.8 million to fund summer jobs and job training," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of externship

1905, in the meaning defined above

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