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Externship Program




Apply to Girls Inc. of Orange County’s 2018 Externship Program today. Applications are due Friday, February 15 by 5:00 pm. Externship program overview and application forms can be found below:






Externship Program Overview and Application – Spanish

Externship Program Overview and Application – English

The Girls Inc. Externship Program is designed to give juniors in high school the opportunity to explore career options in their areas of interest, workforce development, financial literacy, and college preparedness. After a series of school-year sessions and a training week the end of June, girls are placed at various businesses and organizations within Orange County for approximately 20 hours a week during the month of July.







What are Externships?

Our Externs are considered interns for Girls Inc., but complete their hours externally at an outside placement. Placements are partner organizations, business, and firms around Orange County that host our Externs during the month of July.  Externships are designed so girls can gain critical skills in workplace dynamics, leadership development, college readiness and career exploration through hands-on experience in an industry of personal interest.








Who are the Externs?
High school, Junior girls, ages 15 – 17, from Orange County.  All Externs are required to have completed the Externship Training Program, running from March through June. Through the training program, Externs participate in workshops that touch on the topics of career exploration, personal development, higher education, networking, etc.








What workforce skills do the Externs have?
Prior to starting her Externship, each Extern participates in a life skills training program focusing on professionalism, business etiquette, written, verbal and non-verbal communication, time management, telephone and computer skills. All Externs will have basic skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  For placements that require a more skilled Extern, we will select a girl who possesses those skills or has the ability to learn them quickly.










Program benefits for Girls Inc. participants:

  • Find out what careers are best for her
  • Be able to amp up her resume with hands-on work experience
  • Learn about attending college and graduate school
  • Network and receive advice from professionals who are in her fields of interest
  • Earn $500 after her Externship Placement Site during July
  • Learn how to invest and save the money she earns
  • Campus tours of universities throughout Southern California








Past Externship sponsors:

  • Allergan
  • A-Z Techs
  • Brace Yourself
  • Caduceus Medical Group
  • CivilSource, Inc.
  • Costa Mesa Police
  • DaVita
  • DPR Construction, Inc.
  • Dolce Vita Properties
  • Edwards Life Sciences LLC
  • Families Forward
  • Global Benefits Group, Inc.
  • Hemopet
  • Human Options
  • KidWorks
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • PBS SoCal
  • Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Rehrig
  • Smiles 4 OC
  • South Coast Property Management
  • Squar, Milner, LLP
  • The Dot Corporation
  • True Investment Management, LLC
  • TRx Talent
  • US Bank
  • Walkow Orthodontics
  • Women Helping Women (WHW)
  • Your Money Matters

And more!







For more information, please contact Jessica Ross at or (714) 597-8612.

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