Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award-winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird.
About our intern program:
Our competitive intern program offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun and dynamic environment. Baird's summer intern program activities include an Intern Welcome Event, professional development, networking with leaders and associates, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day, a paid day to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm.
Our Hospitality Team:
The Hospitality team is truly the face of Baird. Those who walk in our doors can be assured they will have a professional and unforgettable experience, and that starts with Hospitality. The Hospitality team works together to cover various client-facing reception locations throughout our corporate headquarters, as well as organize and execute nearly 8,000 meetings and events annually in the Baird Conference Center. They are responsible for greeting guests and callers and directing them in a helpful, friendly, and professional manner. At Baird, clients come first, and the Hospitality team sets the bar for how they should be treated.
Internship Location, Availability, and Hours:
Located in our Downtown Milwaukee office, the intern must be able to work part-time during the school semesters, 15-20 hours per week, and full time during the summer, 37.5-40 hours per week. We are seeking a student who can start in May 2022.
As a Hospitality Intern, you will:
Ensure smooth operation and flawless meetings/events in the Baird Conference Center, identify, and implement process improvement in all areas of operation
Provide exceptional service to internal and external clients in person and over the phone
Gain insight into how Baird operates internally and externally, learn about the businesses, network with associates and clients alike
Complete projects including budget tracking, managing expenses, and other team projects as assigned
Cross-train with other roles and teams within the department and support these areas with project work and/or staffing, as appropriate
What we look for:
Targeting a graduation date of May 2023 or later
Hospitality or Service Industry experience – High Touch Customer Service; have a passion for making others feel welcomed, comfortable, and tended to
Technical aptitude, specifically audiovisual experience – laptop connectivity and troubleshooting. Crestron knowledge a plus
Can do attitude and takes initiative – no task is too big or too small; team player
Strong attention to detail
Graphic design expertise/interest is a plus
Marketing experience a plus – design promotion or documented resources for broad distribution
Event experience – planning and executing logistics, knowledge of event and catering standard
What makes this opportunity great:
Gain exposure to and experience in hospitality and events, learning the different roles and taking on variety of tasks
Experience working in a team environment, participating in daily meetings, and evolving the role
Highly visible role with opportunity to significantly expand professional network
Systems administrator for Baird Conference Center meetings software
Support and flexibility to grow and be your best at work, at home, and in the community
Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.