Frequently Asked Questions

When and how can I apply?
When will Externship listings be available to view?

Before I Apply

How does an Externship differ from an Internship?
When do Externships take place? How long are they?
Where do Externships take place?
Who pays for transportation and housing?

Application Process

Who is eligible to apply to an Externship?
Can I apply to more than one Externship?
What is the selection process for the Externships?
When will I be notified of the Externship placement?


 

When and How Can I Apply?

Students can apply for 2017 Externship opportunities by viewing the Extern job postings on My.mun.ca and submitting their application package.  An application package includes:

  • Application form
  • Letter of interest (Questions can be found on application)
  • Resume

How does an Externship differ from an internship?

An externship is a short-term career exploration opportunity whereby students are immersed in an industry of their interest to network and gain career exposure.  Internships are usually 2-3 month long opportunities and are often part of a program; Externships are not jobs, but are 2 week long unpaid placements that could lead to internships or possible employment.

When do externships take place? How long are they?

Externships can range in time; however, MUN's Externship program will run for 2 weeks.

Where do externships take place?

Externships can take place across the province.  Be sure to read the job postings to get an understanding of location. 

Who pays for transportation and housing?

Students are responsible for all expenses related to the externship, including travel, accommodations (if any), meals, etc.

Who is eligible to apply to an Externship?

All currently enrolled post-secondary studetns at Memorial University.

Can I apply to more than one Externship?

If you are interested in multiple placements, students must submit a separate application for each placement.  Please note that students will recieve one Externship placement per Extern period.

What is the selection process for the Externships?

A selection committee from Career Development will review the applications and match students with Extern hosts. Please note, that there are limited Extern opportunties; therefore, not every student will  recieve a Externship.

 

Contact

Career Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca