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The core employers listed below intend to hire Bates students for full time paid internships. All Purposeful Work internships with core employers are paid – either by the employers or with financial support from Bates College. Core employers are Bates alumni, parents, and friends offering paid internships in the arts, education, entrepreneurship, environment, finance, government, healthcare, law, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail, science research & development, sports, and technology. Bates in Asia internships in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam are included in this core employer network. Visit Handshake and search for internships with “PW” in the title for details and to apply.

Use your Bates network! Talk to students who have held internships of interest to you. There are over 200 Purposeful Work interns who have participated in this program to date.

2017 core employers listed below.
2018 core employers will be updated in fall and winter 2017-18.

Arts

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • The Front Porch, a roots music school and listening room venue – Charlottesville, VA
  • Girl Be Heard, a women’s empowerment and advocacy theatre company – New York, NY

Business & Consulting

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Education

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Lewiston Middle School and Tree Street Youth Center, a collaborative summer program– Lewiston, ME
  • Ibaraki Christian University, supporting English classrooms and holding tutoring sessions – Japan

Entrepreneurship

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Environment

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, committed to horticulture, education, and research – Boothbay, ME
  • Environment Maine, affecting change on issues from climate change to sustainable agriculture– Portland, ME

Students interested in environmental opportunities may click here to learn about Otis Fellowships and here to learn about Bates Environmental InternshipsClick here to learn more about Bates-funded civic-engagement projects in Maine through the Harward Center.

Finance

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Rwanda Development Bank, national economic development – Rwanda

Government

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Temporary Commission on Territorial Integrity, Parliament of Georgia – Republic of Georgia
  • Congressman Peter Welch’s Office, Congressional office – Burlington, VT

Healthcare

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Clinton Health Access Initiative, increasing access to care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, investigating traumatic stress in children and parents after pediatric injury – Philadelphia, PA

Law

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Conservation Law Foundation, protecting all parts of New England’s environment – Boston, MA
  • East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, providing sanctuary to low-income and indigent refugees and immigrants – Berkeley, CA

Marketing

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Brooks Brothers, collaborating for greater understanding of national, regional, and local markets – Vietnam

Nonprofit

Students interested in Bates-funded civic-engagement projects should also click here to explore summer grants through the Harward Center.

2017 Core Employers:

Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Youth Development Organization, engaging young people in their education through programs in academics and the arts – Lawrence, MA

Retail

2017 Core Employers:

Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Brooks Brothers, collaborating for greater understanding of national, regional, and local markets – Vietnam

Science Research & Development

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Examples of other internships beyond the core employer network:

  • Development of Mind and Emotions Lab at Montana State University, exploring the roles of developing cognitive and emotional qualities in children – Bozeman, MT
  • Emory University Pharmacology, research using primarily mouse behavior measurements– Atlanta, GA

Students interested in additional Bates-funded research grants and Fellowships should click here for additional opportunities.

Sports

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Technology

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Bates in Asia

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Click here for more detail on Bates in Asia internships.

In addition to the Purposeful Work Internship Program, check out the Summer Funded Opportunities website to learn about additional research grants and civic engagement fellowships.