Gain real-world experience with a thriving, global financial services firm. Enjoy an award-winning culture and a flat organizational structure that encourages access to executive input. Learn, grow and build a career foundation with Baird.
At Baird, we pay our interns and treat them like the valuable team members they are. We’ll challenge you with meaningful work and teach you how to succeed within a collaborative, fun environment. Our teams will encourage you to develop professional skills and make the most of a program that serves as a vital talent pipeline for the entire organization. In fact, many interns are offered full-time roles at Baird after graduation.
Take the opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with other interns, mentors, and professionals.
Honor our long tradition of giving back by using a Baird Cares Day and be compensated for volunteering in the community.
Participate in development experiences, including classroom workshops, lunch-and-learn sessions and online learning activities.
All interns can attend the Intern Welcome Event at our world headquarters corporate office in Milwaukee and other informal events.
We host approximately 170 interns each year throughout 30 Baird locations. They spend time in 18 of our core business areas as well as our corporate resource groups. More than half of our internships are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the others take place in various office locations throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Summer and year-long paid internships are available in banking, private wealth management, equity research, asset management, fixed income, sales & trading, finance, information technology, operations, compliance, human resources, marketing & communications, risk, and internal audit.
“The best aspect of the internship is the amount of exposure you get to clients as well as senior bankers. Here at Baird, the full experience is given.”
Investment Banking Intern
“The internship program was a great opportunity to get a feel for a larger business. I had a lot of opportunities to network. I am grateful to have had this experience and will take a lot from it.”
“The internship program is top-notch, I would recommend it to anyone looking for an internship at a company that treats their interns the same as their associates.”
“All of the interns are so friendly, and that is due to the networking opportunities. We developed a great community of interns this summer.”
Information Technology Intern
“I am leaving this internship feeling more than prepared to enter my future full-time position at Baird. I have not met a single person here who is unwilling to answer my questions or help and have felt my skills improve drastically over the past year.”
“I've gained a much deeper knowledge of the industry as a result of this internship and met people who cared about my success.“
Private Wealth Management Intern
Internships are generally posted throughout the fall semester (September-December) for the following summer and are filled on a rolling basis until all are filled. Click here for more details regarding the accelerated recruiting timelines for Investment Banking and Equity Research.
We visit campuses and attend career fairs at multiple universities. We recommend checking with your university’s Career Services office to learn if and when we will be on your campus. If not, we encourage you to continue to visit bairdcareers.com, where you can view our current internship openings and apply.
Yes. We consider candidates from several academic disciplines and encourage students of all backgrounds to apply.
We seek students currently enrolled in a college or university who are motivated, detail-oriented, proactive, eager to learn, and ready to contribute. Rising sophomores and juniors are generally considered good candidates.
Baird offers summer-only and year-round internship opportunities. Summer-only interns work full-time, typically starting the last week of May through the second week of August. Year-round interns work full-time over the summer and part-time during the school year. Internships last from10 weeks to two years, depending on graduation date, workload, and intern performance.
Yes. It is not guaranteed, but historically we have converted about 40% of our interns into full-time positions.
Check with your educational institution. If accommodations are needed to earn credit in addition to what Baird already offers in its internship program, you will be asked to work with your manager and see if we can meet the minimal accommodations.
Global Investment Banking Analyst – Our undergraduate summer internship program recruiting timeline focuses on current sophomores to join us the summer following their junior year. We have a variety of locations with the majority of opportunities in Chicago and Milwaukee. We open applications in January/February and typically fill roles by March
Global Investment Banking Associate – Our MBA summer internship program recruiting timeline focuses on first-year MBA students to join us the summer following their first year. We have a variety of locations with the majority of opportunities in Chicago and Milwaukee. We open applications in September and typically fill roles by January.
Equity Research – Our undergraduate summer internship program recruiting timeline focuses on current sophomores to join us the summer following their junior year. We open applications in January/February and typically fill roles by September. All opportunities are based in Milwaukee.
We are always looking to connect with students and want to learn more about you! The majority of our internships are posted throughout the fall semester for the following summer and are filled on a rolling basis until all interns are selected.
Don’t see an active internship that fits your interests? Join our campus talent community to share your profile with our recruiters and we will send you updates on Baird and possibly match you with future positions. Also remember to check back on bairdcareers.com to see our active openings.