Definition of externship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈekstərnˌSHip/


North American
A temporary training program in a workplace, especially one offered to students as part of a course of study: students participate in an 8-week externship I did my pastry externship at the River Café
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  • The faculty even discussed with a student the possibility of coordinating a clinical externship with thesis research.
  • Students participate in a mandatory fourth-year externship at Trident Medical Center.
  • Now that I'm on my externship, I return to school each Tuesday for continuing instruction.

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Syllabification: ex·tern·ship

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