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Thank you for your interest in the Extern Program!

This application is for the 2024 Extern Program, occurring during Spring Break, March 9-17, 2024. 
Before applying, please make sure to review the eligibility requirements below. 
Eligibility to apply for the Extern Program:
- Be in at least the third semester of undergraduate studies at SIU or a transfer student (Master’s and JD students may also apply).
- Be enrolled full-time at SIU during the application process and during the externship (students graduating in Dec. 2023 are ineligible for the 2024 program). 
- Complete the online application which includes submission of a resume and cover letter.
- Complete a screening interview after submitting your application. 
- Have a 3.0 GPA.*
         *Please do not let this requirement stop you from applying. If you have questions and/or concerns, please contact Stephanie Mueller at or 618-453-1049.
IMPORTANT: Before starting your application, you must have a resume and a cover letter written and prepared for the Extern Program application.

Your resume should include your most recent education, work experience, registered student organizations/memberships, anything from your time here at SIU. Please see the Career Development's resume example if you need assistance with revising your resume.

Your cover letter should be addressed to Stephanie Mueller and explain your academic studies, career interests, and expectations/goals for participating in the Extern Program. Please see the Career Development's cover letter example if you need assistance. 

If you have any questions regarding the Extern Program or the application, please contact Stephanie Mueller at or 618-453-1049. 
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