Academics

Internships

Career Services Office
career@bw.edu
(440) 826-2101
(440) 826-2162 (fax)

An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting that gives students the opportunity to learn about a career interest and gain valuable knowledge and experience in a particular field.

In an internship, students work as employees, but the purpose is to receive mentoring, supervision and training.

VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS

Internships are designed to assist students in the career exploration process to determine if that career matches their interests and skills. Internships allow students to:

  • Test potential career paths
  • Develop professional skills
  • Explore and clarify majors
  • Establish a professional network
  • Increase marketability

INTERNSHIPS YIELD SUCCESS

Baldwin Wallace students complete hundreds of internships locally and nationally each year. Depending on their major, students are encouraged to complete three or more internships while in college.

INTERN TO EMPLOYEE

Impressively, studies show that 57 percent of interns were given full-time job offers. Many employers use intern programs to recruit entry-level college hires. Internship experience is a top factor influencing hiring decisions.

RESOURCES

Through BW's Career Services Office, Baldwin Wallace provides students with resources to find internship opportunities, connect with employers and learn how to grow from the experience. The BW Career Network is a web-based platform where students can find resources on resume and cover letter writing, tips for interviewing and a variety of other career resources. Employers post internship positions and BW students can apply and connect with employers directly through the network.

Every spring, Baldwin Wallace hosts the Career & Internship Expo - a dynamic networking and talent sourcing event designed to connect Baldwin Wallace students with employers for internships and jobs.

Baldwin Wallace has numerous local (NEO Talent Exchange) and state (www.ohiomeansinternships.com) partnerships and affiliations where BW students can connect with employers for internships.

Recent Experiences

Baldwin Wallace students complete internships in numerous industries and locations. The following is a sampling of recent internship experiences for BW students.

Organization

City, State

Industry

1964 Rugby Association

Mentor, Ohio

Sports

2014 Gay Games

Cleveland, Ohio

Sports

Achievement Centers for Children

Strongsville, Ohio

Nonprofit

Akron Racers

Akron, Ohio

Sports

Akron Zoo

Akron, Ohio

Recreation/Entertainment

AkzoNobel Paints, LLC (FKA ICI Paints)

Strongsville, Ohio

Manufacturing

Blue Technologies

Cleveland, Ohio

Information Technology

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Charter Steel, Inc

Cleveland, Ohio

Manufacturing

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland, Ohio

Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers/Cavaliers Holding, LLC

Cleveland, Ohio

Sports

Cleveland Clinic, The

Cleveland, Ohio

Healthcare

Cleveland Indians

Cleveland, Ohio

Sports

Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland, Ohio

Media

Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Beachwood, Ohio

Arts

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Community Partnership for Arts & Culture

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Cleveland, Ohio

Government

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office

Cleveland, Ohio

Government

Darice, Inc.

Strongsville, Ohio

Retail

Defense Finance & Accounting Service

Cleveland, Ohio

Government

Deloitte & Touche

Cleveland, Ohio

Accounting

Department of Veterans Affairs

Cleveland, Ohio

Government

Earth Day Coalition

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Epilepsy Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

EY

Cleveland, Ohio

Accounting

Fairview Park Recreation Department

Fairview Park, Ohio

Recreation/Entertainment

FirstEnergy Corp

Akron, Ohio

Utilities

Fox Sports Ohioio

Cleveland, Ohio

Media

Garfield Heights Municipal Court

Garfield Heights, Ohio

Government

Great Lakes Theater

Cleveland, Ohio

Arts

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Cleveland, Ohio

Recreation/Entertainment

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Lakewood Police Department

Lakewood, Ohio

Government

Maloney + Novotny

Cleveland, Ohio

Accounting

MCPc, Inc.

Cleveland, Ohio

Information Technology

MTD Products Inc

Valley City, Ohio

Manufacturing

NASA Glenn Research Center

Cleveland, Ohio

Aerospace

Nordson Corporation

Westlake, Ohio

Manufacturing

OhioioGuidestone (FKA Berea Children's Home & Family Services)

Berea, Ohio

Nonprofit

Parker Hannifin Corp

Cleveland, Ohio

Manufacturing

Parma Neurology

Parma, Ohio

Healthcare

Playhouse Square Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio

Arts

Sherwin-Williams

Cleveland, Ohio

Manufacturing

SPACES Gallery

Cleveland, Ohio

Arts

Target

Strongsville, Ohio

Retail

University Hospitals

Cleveland, Ohio

Healthcare

Vedas Fitness

Cleveland, Ohio

Health/Fitness

Walt Disney Company

Orlando, Fla.

Recreation/Entertainment

West Creek Conservancy (FKA West Creek Preservation Committee)

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, Ohio

Nonprofit

Westfield Insurance

Westfield Center, Ohio

Insurance

WKYC-TV3

Cleveland, Ohio

Media