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Senior Externship

Program Overview

The Senior Externship provides an authentic professional experience to qualified seniors in the final month of their academic year. The Senior Externship is a unique opportunity to engage with an organization located in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The Senior Externship will take place during May. All participating seniors will be engaged in approximately four 35-hour, professional weeks.

The Episcopal High School Senior Externship Program is a more than 40-year-old tradition that has helped EHS graduates connect with the diverse resources that Washington, D.C., has to offer.

Externships by Concentration

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  • Cultural Awareness

    • Academic Support Center
    • Action Sports
    • AFAC
    • Alexandria Archaeology
    • Alexandria Soccer Association
    • Back on My Feet
    • Burgundy Farm
    • Butterfly House
    • Casa Chirilagua
    • Chapel Talk Bound Archive
    • Dance Place
    • EHS Archives
    • EHS Communications Office
    • EHS Rare Books
    • Fluencia
    • FOCUS
    • Hirshhorn
    • Little Theater of Alexandria
    • Living Classrooms
    • MacArthur Elementary School
    • National Geographic
    • NSLI-Y
    • Phillips Collection
    • 9:30 Club
    • Q Recording Studio
    • St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School P.E. Department
    • Yoga Instruction
  • Entrepreneurship

    • Action Sports
    • Alison Lukes, cie
    • Claire Florence NY
    • Cover-Kini
    • Everfi
    • Future Work Force of America
    • Ivy Lane Living
    • Malala Fund
    • Rocklands BBQ
    • Smathers & Branson
    • Team Velocity
  • Public Policy

    • Vice President Joe Biden
    • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
    • Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
    • Daily Caller
    • Deloitte
    • Congressman Ron Desantis (R-FL)
    • Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
    • Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
    • Former Senator John McCain '54 (R-AZ)
    • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
    • Motley Fool
    • Naval History and Heritage Command
    • Ogilvy
    • Senator David Perdue (R-GA)
    • Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
    • Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR)
  • Sustainability

    • Alexandria Hospital
    • American Red Cross
    • Belle Haven Marina
    • Caring Hands Animal Hospital
    • Common Good City Farm
    • Construction Consulting
    • Dr. Alex Fu, Georgetown
    • Georgetown University Medical Center
    • Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
    • INOVA Hospitals
    • Kadamba Tree
    • Wilderness Society

Information for Externship Sponsors

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  • Hours and Expectations

    • The 2019 Senior Externships will begin on April 29 and conclude on May 30. Students will work approximately 35 hours each week for a company/organization in the Washington, D.C., area without compensation.
    • Transportation and meals are the responsibility of EHS and student participants.
    • Students engage in journaling and a final presentation/defense that is open to the entire EHS community. Partner organization supervisors are asked to complete a review/survey of the student’s performance at the end of the Externship.
    • Any issues of conduct or reports from the partner organization of misuse of time and resources are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly with termination of participation as a possibility.
    • The Washington Program Senior Externship is a ½ credit academic course that is assessed based on adherence to deadlines, Partner organization’s review and final defense.
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