Students are encouraged to seek internships throughout their time at Bard, through formal programs or by creating their own opportunities.
Bard works closely with local partners to provide students with opportunities for work, internships, and civic engagement in the Hudson Valley. Projects address real issues facing our communities, including poverty, sustainability, education, and immigration.
Bard’s partnerships with universities abroad are true joint ventures, based on the principles of mutuality and equality, and committed to expanding the reach of a liberal education.
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences, operating a network of five satellite campuses across New York State.
Transforming Secondary Education
Bard is a leader in early college and teacher education, with affiliated institutions and programs in Massachusetts, New York City, Newark, New Orleans, California, and the West Bank.
Innovations in Science and Sustainability
Bard addresses environmental challenges and provides education reform in the sciences. The College offers rigorous, interdisciplinary science training to equip students with the knowledge required of tomorrow's leaders.