Application Process / Apply

Please ensure you have read the information about finding a placement before submitting an application.

Regardless if you have secured your placement or are still seeking, students desiring an externship must submit an application to enroll (and Field Supervisor Questionnaire/Application if applicable) by the following deadlines:

    August 1:  for Fall externship
    December 1:  for Spring externship
    May 1:  for Summer externship*
    *Please contact the Externship Director if you wish to apply, as summer 2019 externship enrollment is full; new applications for approval will be subject to availability in the program. Note also that summer externships are part of a course requiring summer tuition. Financial Aid may be available. Contact Doug Akins at for additional information.

Once you have secured a placement:

  1. Submit the online application form to enroll for approval by the Externship Director
  2. Register for the class via the Student Services course registration form
  3. Students are waitlisted until both the student and placement are approved
    • Placements/Field Supervisors who have not participated in the Program must first be approved. See Supervisor Eligibility and Supervisor Application
    • Students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and acceptance is subject to number of spots available in a given semester.
  4. Once student & placement are approved, you’ll receive an email confirming approval and instructions for finalizing your placement. This will include return of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by student and the field supervisor to the Extern Director. Students will remain waitlisted until the MOU is returned.

Still ​seeking a ​placement:

If you are still applying for or waiting to hear back about a potential placement or an interview, you still must submit the application form by the deadline. Submitting the application form does not obligate you to the externship; you may withdraw your application by notifying the Extern Director that your plans have changed. 

Once you have secured a placement, ​notify the Extern Director for final approval and complete steps 2 - 4 listed above.

Applications submitted late will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis.