McCain-Ravenel Center


Episcopal’s McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage connects eager students with engaging experiences in real-world professional settings through its Externship Program. Juniors and seniors work with MRC staff to determine their areas of interest and identify potential host companies and organizations for externships during the school year, and as part of Senior May.

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  • Fall, Winter, and Spring Externships

    Fall Session (September 4 - November 2, 2023)
    Winter Session (November 13 to February 8, 2024)
    Spring Session (February 19 to May 9, 2024)

    • This option is available to juniors and seniors.
    • Students typically work between the hours of 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. averaging 10 to 15 hours per week.
    • Students have the flexibility to modify this schedule based on their class schedule.
  • Senior Externships

    April 29 - May 22, 2024

    • This program is open to seniors only.
    • Seniors dedicate approximately 35 hours per week to their externship in lieu of attending classes.
    • Episcopal provides a basic orientation program between January and March to support our students' transition into the professional environment.

Interested in Hosting an Externship?

We invite interested companies and organizations to host an extern from Episcopal. Your support provides these bright and ambitious students with an incredible opportunity to learn more about possible career paths as they prepare to move into the world as courageous leaders.

We hope that externships can be in person, and we are open to discussing other alternatives as necessary. Students receive academic credit for completing the externship, and therefore, the positions are typically unpaid. Episcopal covers the transportation and food expenses for students.

Previous Externship Hosts

Architecture, Engineering, Construction
Canon Design
Clark Construction
DLR Group
EHS Grounds Crew
NuWave Construction
R.C. Fields & Associates

Artspire VA
Automatic Films
Gold Leaf Studios
Henninger Media Services
Round House Theatre 

Federal Aviation Administration

814 Consulting
Building Momentum
SPARKS Consulting Group

EHS Communications Department
Missing Link 
National Media
Spaeth Hill Design Agency
The Brand Guild
The Leshne Agency 

Del Ray Montessori School
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Montessori School of Northern Virginia
St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Lower School
St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Middle School

Event Management
Linder Global Events

Fashion and Design
United States Fashion Industry Association

American Bankers Association
Assay Research
Boundary Street Capital
HCI Equity Partners
Mt. Vernon Capital
Sands Capital
Verdence Capital Advisors

Children’s National Hospital
Fairfax Medical Center
INOVA Hospital
Neighborhood Health
Recovery Unplugged
Solutions Physical Therapy

Omni Hotels 
The Scout Guide
Berkshire Hathaway 

Interior Design
Colman Riddell Interiors
Ivy Lane Interiors 

Non Profits
Casa Chirilagua
Conservation International
Emerging Scholars 
Faith Alliance for Climate Change
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust 
Open Gov Hub
Red Sneakers for Oakley 
The Tewaaraton Foundation
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center

Politics, Law and Government
Ain and Bank Law
BGR Group
Georgetown Law Center
Jeffery J. Kimbell & Associates 
Main Street Alliance
Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute
Picard, Rentz & Rowe, LLP
Rep. August Pfluger
Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer
Rep. Yvette Clark
The Honorable John P. Howard 
The Hoover Institution
The Office of Senator Lindsey Graham

Real Estate
CBRE Group
Lowe Real Estate Group
The Pinkard Group

Ms. Moxies Moon Shop
Sid Mashburn
The Shoe Hive

Sports and Athletics
Amherst College Men’s Lacrosse
Automatic Sports
EHS Athletic Training
The St. James
The Washington Spirit
Urban Boxing

BSA Software Alliance 
Radius Networks
Social Work Community Initiative
The Software Alliance

McCain-Ravenel Center Externship Contacts

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  • Photo of Ryan Pemberton

    Ryan Pemberton 

    The William Stamps Farish Fund Director of the McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage
  • Photo of Norman Kim-Senior

    Norman Kim-Senior 

    Teacher - Spanish; Director of Externships, McCain-Ravenel Center

Externship Facts & Figures

Professionals and
experts have spoken
at EHS since 2020

Midday flex blocks dedicated
to class excursions to the
greater Washington region

Washington experiences
offered each year

Metro-area partner
organizations host