Externship Program

Host a Panther Externship Program

We invite you to host a Florida Institute of Technology student at your local facility. This is an opportunity for you to brand your organization at one of the nation’s top technological institutes and identify top talent for internship or professional positions.  It is an opportunity for students to explore specific career fields and industries while networking with local professionals.

What is an Externship?

  • Externship = Job Shadowing
  • Short term job shadowing program
  • Duration: 1 day to 5 days

When is the program available?

  • Spring Break Program: March 5-9, 2018

Who is eligible?

  • The Externship Program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students attending Florida Tech (freshmen with little or no work experience that are eager to explore various career fields, to upper classmen with a wealth of practice)
  • No fees to participate (for employer hosts or students)

We encourage you to structure job shadowing experience based on your company, industry and profession. If interested, please fill out the registration form below.

Spring Break Externship Schedule

  • February 9: Deadline for employers to submit "Host a Panther" online registration
  • February 16: Deadline for students to submit online registration
  • February 23: Students matched to employers
  • March 1: Deadline for matched students to contact employer host to discuss and clarify details of the externship
  • March 5-9: Spring Break Externship Program


Welcome employers! This form allows you the option to register for Spring Break program. Please fill out the required information so we can recommend a student to match your requirements.

You must complete the entire form. Please do not leave any blanks.

Contact Information

Terms and Days

What terms and days would you like to register for?

All 5 days?


Do any of your job shadow experiences require students to complete paperwork (background checks, confidentiality agreements, medical tests, etc.) prior to the experience beginning?

Are you able to host international students at your facility?

How many students are you interested in hosting?

Please list the requirements you are seeking in extern candidates:

What types of activities can externs expect to observe or participate in?


This program requires no fees from participating employers and students. Students are informed of their responsibility to provide their own transportation to the job site and cover the cost of food while at the job site.

If your organization requires a background check for this one-week experience, please note that neither the student and/or Florida Tech are responsible for covering the cost.