Internships & Funded Opportunities

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

Where Bates students spend their summers

See where actual summer internships happen across the country or add your own experience to our Internship Map.

Purposeful Work Internships

Learn all about the Purposeful Work Internship program.

Other Internship Options

There are hundreds of paid and unpaid internships posted in Handshake, including Purposeful Work InternshipsBates in AsiaBates Environmental Internships,  Innovate for Maine and the Hanley Health Internships. Be sure to check the Liberal Arts Career Network in the Resources section of Handshake, for access to thousands of internships nationwide.

Internships for Credit

If your employer requires that you receive credit for your internship, consider the information here about internships for credit.

Grants and Fellowships

Grants are available during the summer and academic year to help fund student experiences locally, nationally and internationally. Funding is available through a variety of fellowships and grants for summer experiences.


Vault Top Internship Guide

The Vault Guide to Top Internships is the essential tool for finding the right internship to help you launch your career.  The guide will help you find the internships that represent top career opportunities. You’ll find rankings for the Best Overall Internships, Best Banking and Finance, Consulting, Engineering, IT, Marketing and Communications internships and more! Create your own account using your Bates email.