• Attend an Orientation Session
  • Complete the Externship survey (2nd Semester First Years) - This will give the CDC an idea of the locations and industries you are interested in. Completing the survey does not bind you to your answers or program participation. (Complete the survey by April 26)
  • Review Externship Program Timeline and Checklist (pdf).
  • Review Externship Program Handbook (pdf).

By the application deadline you must:

  1. Have your résumé critiqued by a member of the CDC staff.
  2. Apply on the BRIDGE to no more than 6 externships.
    Apply by UPLOADING and ATTACHING a resume and cover letter to the BRIDGE for each externship.
    (If you need help doing this check out these instructions for using the BRIDGE for externships.)
  3. Enter Externship Preferences.
    After you apply on the BRIDGE you are required to select each externship applied to in rank order of preference of being matched to it (1=first choice).
    Enter preferences. Preferences must be entered on the website by the application deadline for consideration of obtaining an externship match.
  4. Sign Participation Agreement.

Externship Matches

Students will receive an e-mail in mid-November with their externship match or no-match information. In the case that a student is not matched to an externship he or she applied to, the student can reapply to open externships and work closely with the Manager of Externships on alternative solutions.

Externship Preparation Sessions

After students receive externship matches in mid-November they will be required to attend an Externship Preparation Session. This will be a 30 minute session that will review student responsibilities as an extern, how to prepare for the externship and the next step of calling the externship host to make arrangements.

Student Responsibilities and Other Important Information

Bucknell Externship Program is voluntary and you will not be paid nor receive academic credit. Additionally, you will be responsible for all expenses associated with this experience, including housing, transportation, food, parking and other related costs. Once an externship has been arranged, you will be expected to attend in full. Failure to do so will result in your inability to participate in additional CDC program and events in the spring semester, including the spring industry/career fairs and networking events held both on and off campus.

Evaluations: you are required to complete after your externship

Online evaluation form will be sent to all students participating in the Externship program.


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