Internships & Job Shadowing

Internships are a great way to explore your interests and consider possible future careers!

  • For internship listings, please log on to JobCat.  Don’t forget to check the Liberal Arts Career Network icon after you login (thousands of internships nationwide).
  • Ladd Internships offer Bates students 8-12 week paid ($4000) internships with pre-selected organizations. Many other paid opportunities exist in Jobcat with programs such as Bates in Asia, Innovate for Maine and the Hanley Health Internships.
  • Grants are available through various Bates College departments and offices during the summer and academic year to help fund student experiences locally, nationally and internationally. BCDC has limited funding this summer to support unpaid internships in the U.S. and internationally. Currently enrolled first years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply for the funding. For details and an application, please log on to JobCat and search ”Bates College Internship Funding Summer 2014″. Deadline:  March 31, 2014.
  • Job Shadows can give you insight into various career fields.  Bates alumni and parents offer students from all class years the opportunity to spend a day or two on-the-job at work places across the country.  Read about our Career Discovery In Practice Program (CDIP) to get started.
  •  Great internship listings broken down by industry in (developed by career staff) and check out our partnership with
  • Internships for Credit:  One credit is available for successful completion of up to two qualifying internships (total of two credits).  Please be aware that internship credit will not count as one of the 34 credits required for graduation (32 semester credits plus 2 short term credits), nor will in be included in a student’s GPA. For information and application procedures and forms, please log on to your JobCat account at  Click on the “Resources” tab and select Internships for Credit.  If you do not know your JobCat password, please click “forgot password”.  Do not create a new account.  If you have questions after you have downloaded and read the available materials, please contact Nancy Gibson at  Deadlines:  Applications for credit for Summer 2014 internships are due by July 1, 2014 or two weeks before the internship begins, whichever comes first.
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