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RayFinkle
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OSCAR question

Postby RayFinkle » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:28 pm

For the purposes of OSCAR, what is the difference between an internship and an externship? I have heard contradicting definitions and the initial form asks you to identify if you have done either. I know I have done one, I just don't know which. Anyone know? Thanks.

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Re: OSCAR question

Postby rando » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:32 pm

externship is usually done the school year on a part-time basis. Internship is full-time. Usually summer employment.

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Re: OSCAR question

Postby ggocat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:38 pm

I don't think there's a solid distinction. See http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-dif ... rnship.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Externship.

When in doubt, I would use the word "internship" if you worked full time for part of the summer or part-time during the school year. (Although, for some reason I always thought "externship" was reserved for the situation when you received school credit.)
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Re: OSCAR question

Postby RayFinkle » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:39 pm

Awesome... internship it is (as it was during the summer and I received no credit). Much appreciated.




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