How To Apply
Ladd Internships will be available for application and posted on JobCat beginning January 11, 2013. Please check back frequently, as more internships will be added in the next few weeks. A general information session will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 4:15 – 5:00 pm in 111 Bardwell (next to BCDC) and Thursday, January 31 from 12:00- 1:00 pm in New Commons 211. Former Ladd interns will be present at the January 31 session so that you can ask them about their internship experiences.
Most Ladd internships require a resume and cover letter. Some employers also ask for a writing sample or other documents. Please be sure to read the entire position description and follow all instructions. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered. If you are studying abroad and please mention this in your cover letter and request whether a phone or Skype interview is possible.
The application deadline for MOST internships is February 8, 2013. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. has a February 4 deadline. Some internships may have later deadlines.
Students are strongly advised to have their resumes and cover letters reviewed by a counselor or career development fellow before applying. This may be done during walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at BCDC, Wednesday 7-9 pm in Ladd Library, and Thursday from 4-6 pm at OIE, 63 Campus Avenue. At a minimum, you should download and read our resume guide found under the Student tab on the BCDC home page under “How-To Guides”. Please check the BCDC Bulletin and JobCat for announcements about special Ladd Internship walk-in hours, in addition to our regular walk-in hours. If you are selected for an interview, prepare in advance. A great way to get started is to use Interview Stream, accessible from our homepage at www.bates.edu/career. Log in and on the home page, select “Interview Webinar” or try one of the practice interviews.