Internship Program

The Education Department offers academic year internships in a number of areas throughout the Lewiston/Auburn community and beyond.  Areas include after-school program coordination, research, advocacy and activism, adult education, early childhood education, policy, and administration.

Internships are 120 hours in length and require a 5 hour a week commitment from early September through early April.  Interns meet weekly as a cohort for a reflective conversation about their practice. Interns report to an on-site supervisor who periodically reviews their work.

Benefits of the internship for Bates students
• Acquisition of professional skills and immersion in the professional setting
• Education Internship Seminar counts toward education minor requirements
• Develop relationships and interests that may lead to a capstone project in the senior year
• Provide in-depth service within the local community
• Develop awareness about personal interests and skills

• Preference is given to those with experience in community-engaged learning
• Ability to commit 5 hours a week for a full, academic year
• Good organizational skills
• Good communication skills
• Comfort at working independently
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Creative problem-solving

Requirements/Expectations of Interns
• Attend a weekly seminar on campus
• Offer a reflective presentation on the internship experience at the annual Education Symposium
• Undergo routine review by the on-site supervisor and seminar instructor
• Complete a total of 120 hours of fieldwork over the course of two academic semesters


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