About LADD Internships
“I felt that this experience went far beyond teaching me the fundamentals of bench science; I learned about how to approach work, how to cooperate with others in the workplace, and how to extract valuable information and skills from a domain that was previously novel to me.” – 2012 Intern
“The Ladd Program provides undergraduates with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience. Interns complete projects that are invaluable to the firm, while they simultaneously build upon their experience and knowledge. The Ladd Program also offers employers great flexibility in developing our own internship program, which benefits both the intern and employer.” -2012 Sponsor
- Internships are available to students who have completed their junior year by Summer 2013. Occasionally, internships are available to sophomores.
- For-profit placements pay their interns directly the full amount of their summer earnings. All students receive a minimum stipend of $3,000 although each employer is free to pay the student more than that amount. When the internship is completed, Bates will issue the placement a reimbursement check for 50% of the stipend up to a total of $1,500.
- Interns employed at non-profit organizations receive a stipend of $3,000. Payment is made directly to the student by Bates College in three equal installments.
- Because of the Short Term Unit at the end of the academic year, many students are available to work for four consecutive months, beginning in late April.
In Summer 2013, 16 organizations sponsored Ladd interns from Bates. Interns are responsible for their housing and travel costs.
American Legacy Foundation (Michael Aarsnow ’14), Bicycle Coalition of Maine (Emily Depew ’14), Biotechnology Industry Org (BIO) (Sarah Dik ’14), Cubist (Shelby Sullivan ’15),
DuPont (David Kurey ’15), EPA / Region 1 (Catherine Dioli ’14), Eze-Castle (Chris DeBrase ’14), Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Tra La ’14), Lee Munder Capital (Jivko Kozarov ’14),
Maine Medical Center (Taylor Kniffin ’14), NOAA (Cody Jenkins ’14),
Open the Door, Inc. (Matt Ferren ’14), Oxfam America (Emily Roseman ’15),
Population Services Internaional (PSI) (Erin Kelley ’14), TM Capital Corp (Zach Polich ’15), Westfield Capital Management (Matt Cannone ’15)