Bates Related Opportunities

Health professions schools are interested in applicants who are informed about the professions, are altruistic, compassionate and able to communicate effectively. Shadowing, volunteering, and internship programs provide opportunities to explore and to determine one’s suitability for the health professions.

Career Discovery in Practice (CDIP)

Career Discovery in Practice (CDIP), involves a partnership between the Bates Career Development Center and Bates alumni, parents, as well as local employers from a diverse range of industries and locations. Students from all four class years may apply. CDIPs take place anytime between December and May. 

Purposeful Work Internship Program

There are multiple funded summer opportunities available to Bates students, including the Purposeful Work Internship Program. Through paid internships specifically designated for Bates students and through positions independently secured by students, participants in the Purposeful Work Internship Program will test their passions, build their skills, develop their networks, reflect on their learnings, and connect their experiences on and off campus.

Summer Research Opportunities with Bates Faculty

Each year the College awards up to five Summer Research Apprenticeships to Bates faculty who wish to hire Bates students as research assistants during the summer Each grant provides funding for student wages (please budget at $11.00/hour) for up to 40 hours per week for up to eight weeks during the summer ($3,500) with room and board included in those wages. 

Spotlight on Careers

Go to Handshake, then click on Spotlight on Careers on the right (for career information and where to look for internships) and Not sure how they get to this now with Handshake? 

Liberal Arts Recruiting Network (LACN)

Bates belongs to a consortium of 30+ schools that work together to share and provide internship and job opportunities. Login using your Bates email and password. 

Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Summer and academic year opportunities

Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership Internships

The Hanley Center’s unique summer internship program has been designed to connect undergraduates with paid experiential summer internship opportunities in healthcare sites across Maine.