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Summer Externships

What is an externship?

Externships are short-term work experience programs aimed at easing professional transitions. They provide students with practical experience that complements research and school-based theoretical learning. Carteret Health Care supports college students on their academic journey through our Paid Summer Externship Program.

An externship allows students to:

  • Explore a career field in their major and experience a short extended period of working on the job over an eight-week period in the summer.
  • Learn how to apply their academic major through discussions with professionals who have a similar background
  • Explore a career field hands-on
  • Immerse themselves in a workplace environment while applying themselves to tasks and projects
  • Apply skills learned from their studies to responsibilities relevant to their industry of interest
  • Expand their knowledge of what it is like to work inside a specific field while under the guidance of industry professionals
  • Assess their "fit" for a particular position or organization
  • Make career connections and strengthen their network
  • Add value to their resume

Externships may vary each summer depending on need in the hospital.

Look for available Summer Externships in 2024.

Internships are available upon requests and if the department is needing a semester long internship within a major. Internships usually require a certain number of hours and come with guidelines from a college or university.

For questions about internships or summer externships, email for more information.