How to Write a CV for an Externship

According to definition by digopaul, an externship is equivalent to an internship in that you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience from professionals working in your field, but the time period for an externship is typically only a few days or weeks. A resume is an academic CV that focuses on your experiences in school and in the workplace as a traditional RÉSUMÉ, but it also focuses on your publications, conference experience and research experience. If the externship experience is focused on research, like follow a docent at a museum, your research experience is important.

1. Begin the resume with a heading that shows your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number, similar to how you would begin a resume. Your contact information is the most important aspect of your resume, because without it, the employer will not be able to call you.

2. Create a heading that says “Education”. Because the CV is an academic CV, your educational experience typically comes first. List your most current University and work backwards. Study abroad opportunities and schools you attended for only a few course credits should also be listed, so the employer has an in-depth picture of your educational background.

3. Type a “Job Experience” heading if you have relevant experience in the field. If you do not leave out this section, because in contrast to a resume, the employer doesn’t care about your summer job, working at a fast-food establishment, for example.

4. Continue by typing “Research and publications.” A professional CV will typically shared these sections, but because you are a student, you probably do not have enough research or publication experience to flesh out the two separate sections.

5. Write a section entitled “Honors and Awards” and indicate any awards, scholarships or fellowships that you have earned, beginning with your most recent and working backwards. List the purpose for each price, so the employer knows why you have received it.
6. Create a “Volunteer and Leisure Committee Experience” heading and a list of all your volunteers and the some offices or experience, starting with the most recent. Explain any experience that is not self-evident.

7. Type a “References” heading. In contrast to a RÉSUMÉ, professional references is not optional on a resume, because the caliber of the names of your references make a difference in their decision on recruitment. Write at least two professors who know you and have given their consent to appear on your resume as references.