Experience, the saying goes, is often the best teacher, and that's why at Gettysburg we surround you with opportunities to gain hands-on, real-world experience in career fields that interest you.

When you take part in an internship, a short-term externship, or some other experiential program you become engaged in a meaningful way in a professional workplace environment, find out what you like (or don't) about a particular career path, and develop important contacts that can lead to good jobs after graduation.

  • Job Shadowing: One-day experiences in which students shadow alumni or parent volunteers in the workplace as they go about their day's work. Offered over winter break; applications available every October.
  • Externships: Intensive, typically one-week "deep dives" into a workplace environment, offering in-depth insight into job and life demands of a career in the student's field of interest. Offered in the summer; applications available every February.
  • Internships: Short-term work and learning experiences in a professional workplace environment. Typically part-time during the semester or part- or full-time in the summer.

"My internship provided a different view of my career track. It allowed me to ask many questions,
make great contacts and see all the areas my future profession could potentially lead me towards"
- Member of the Class of 2009

Application Materials and Forms