Job Shadows and Internships

Local and Alumni Connections

Healthcare Professionals and Alumni offer to provide insight and advice in regards to their health professions career. Here is a list of healthcare professionals who have offered their assistance to Bates students and alumni.

Purposeful Work Job Shadow Program

The Job Shadow Program involves a partnership between the Bates Center for Purposeful Work and Bates alumni and parents, as well as local employers from a diverse range of industries and locations. Students from all four class years may apply to these job shadows. Job shadows 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. 

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.