Post jobs and internships

We maintain a proprietary online database that is accessed exclusively by Bates students called Handshake.

Full-time opportunities

Handshake allows employers to register and maintain their own job postings. To set up an account (or request access to the Bates College system) go to

The BCDC is also happy to post jobs for you. Email a job description with deadlines and contact information to and we will post it to our system.


We facilitate the exploration of a wide variety of careers and experiences, and encourage students to pursue internships as a vital part of their career development. Bates offers several unique opportunities for Bates students, which draw on the rich Bates network of alumni and parents:

Purposeful Work Internship Program

Bates in Asia Internship Program 

Career Discovery in Practice job shadow program.

Although Bates College does not offer academic credit for internships, the College has recently implemented a policy that allows students to apply for a notation on their transcript regarding completion of an internship when the company requires academic credit for the internship. Our complete policy on transcript notations can be found here.