Donny George, who graduated in 2013 with a degree in biology, turned an internship as a marine mammal trainer at the Miami Seaquarium
into a full-time job.
Kendra Clark worked with kids with autism and adults with disabilities using hippotherapy during her internship at Midnight Farms.
Julian Mills (with Purdue coach Matt Painter) helped coaches with video coordinating during his internship with USA Basketball.
During his internship with the Kansas City T-Bones, Ryan Lasneske learned the ins and outs of marketing and operations for a professional baseball team.
Nick Williams got hands-on TV broadcasting experience during his internship with NBC affiliate 41 Action News.
"I just wanted to say thanks for all the great advice over the years. It has been a major help in the real world."
—Shavon Brown, Class of 2012 Read More
Brittni Sayers participated in a therapy program internship at Island Dolphin Care in Key Largo, Fla.
Career Services helps students with job searches and readies them for the world after Baker.
Students in the Baker Organization Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program research the organizations where they serve as interns and then present their experience before judges who award a cash prize. Read More
Internship Information for Employers
Baker University makes considerable effort to provide students with the information, services and experiences that will enable them to have a competitive edge when they seek permanent employment. This is accomplished through Career Services and the Career Involvement Program.
The Career Involvement Program enables Baker students to integrate on-campus academic study with off-campus work experiences that are related to educational plans and needs. The experience should be related to the student’s academic area and cannot be a work position that they previously held. Students are not allowed to participate in internships with relatives acting as supervisors. To be eligible to participate in the Career Involvement Program, a student must be at least a sophomore (30 or more credit hours earned). All internships are taken on a Pass/No Credit basis, not for a letter grade.
An internship may be taken during the summer sessions, fall or spring semesters, or Interterm. Variable credit is given during the summer or a semester, with the standard being 1 credit for 40 working contact hours. Students may earn up to 12 hours of internship credit during their undergraduate years at Baker. Faculty sponsors work with interns to determine the number of credits for which the student should register, the level of internship (e.g., lower college or upper college), learning objectives and evaluation criteria. Faculty occasionally visits employers and interns on-site during the internship. Employer feedback is encouraged and appreciated.
To complete enrollment for internships, students must type and complete the Career Involvement Agreement form, and confirm their enrollment through the Office of the Registrar. The completed and signed agreement must be turned in to Career Services, and the student must meet with a career counselor for verification and approval before the internship. Students must document hours worked plus complete all evaluation criteria required by the faculty sponsor. Credit must be earned during the actual work experience. Past employment cannot be presented for credit.