Eller Externships

Eller Externships (Job Shadow)

Eller Externships are a 1-day job shadow experience designed to be exploratory in nature. An externship may be a student's first experience in a professional environment. The majority of our applicants will be freshmen and sophomores looking to learn more about your career field and industry. However, junior and senior Eller students may apply too.


Externship Dates

The Summer 2018 Externship Program will take place May 11th-25th.
The Winter 2018 Externship Program will take place December 14th-January 8th.


Host Expectations

As a host, it is up to you to plan your Externship experience. Typically, the day of an Externship consists of some combination of:

  • Observation of day-to-day activities
  • Sitting in on meetings, client calls, etc.
  • A tour of the company's physical space and functional departments
  • Informational interviews with other professionals within your company
  • Speaking engagements from other departments or executives
  • Other activities you deem to be relevant and which will contribute to a student's learning

Sample Externship Agenda
Arrival, Introductions, Meet the staff 9:00am - 10:00am
Overview of field/Observe day-to-day activities 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch with staff 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presentation from Executive/Tour of space
& functional departments/
Meet with additional
staff members for information interview
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Group activity/Meeting/Client call shadow 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Closing, Questions, Reflection 3:30pm - 4:30pm



Important Dates

Important Dates for Externship Hosts - Summer 2018

Eller Externship Host Applications Due

March 23
Externships are available to students to apply April 1 - April 15
Eller Career Coaches review and select student candidates April 15 - April 24
Selected students are notified April 25
Students attend mandatory Externship Orientation April 27 - May 1
Students make initial outreach to Externship hosts April 27 - May 3
Externships conducted May 11 - May 25



Apply To Host a Student

Thank you for your interest in hosting a student for the Eller College of Management's Externship Program, which we will offer Summer and Winter 2018! Please fill out the application below if you have interest in hosting a student for summer, winter, or both.

Apply to host a student



For additional information, please contact Lyndsey Edmonds at lyndseyedmonds@eller.arizona.edu.