- About Bard
- Campus Life
- News & Events
What is the Local Is Global Internship Program?
Bard College offers support to connect students to a host of local internship opportunities in Red Hook and throughout the Hudson Valley. Support is given through a database of opportunities, individual advising, and regular contact throughout students' internship experience. Through these internships students are able to experience pre-professional training in supervised settings while continuing to study at the College. Students also receive transcript recognition for their work. Internships not only supplement the academic experience by helping students to put theory into practice but they also help students to develop work skills integral to the post-graduate experience. The Center for Civic Engagement facilitates connections to local organizations, agencies, not-for-profits, schools, businesses, government agencies, and politicians. These relationships enable staff to work closely with students to help them obtain internships in the community that best match their interests and needs.
Where do I find a listing of Local Is Global internships?
The CCE works closely with local partners to create a wide range of opportunities. A partnership list can be found at the Center for Civic Engagement office. Internships are similarly found through the the Center for Civic Engagement's blog and Bard's College Central portal. Students are also encouraged to attend information sessions, and speak to staff at the CCE information booths that are set up in the Campus Center and Kline Commons as advertised each semester.
How do I apply for a Local Is Global internship?
Applications vary between organizations. If application instructions are not listed, contact the organization for more instructions. While some organizations have a set application process, others are interested in creating internships based on students interested and may not have set due dates or internship programs already in place.
How do I get selected for a Local Is Global internship?
Employers review applications and contact students directly. Students are encouraged to stay in close contact with CCE staff to facilitate connections with potential employers.
What if I want to connect with a local employer who is not listed as a Local Is Global internship site?
The CCE encourages students to seek connections with employers that best match their needs and, thus, the Local Is Global Internship Program constantly seeks to expand its list of partners. Anyone interested in developing a new connection should talk with CCE staff or e-mail Jananie Ravi (firstname.lastname@example.org).