Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

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.

Our Internship Program:
Our competitive intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are valuable team members who learn from experienced professionals in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

Our Team:

Baird is a leading global investment bank with more than 400 banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, restructuring, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2017, Baird has completed more than 700 advisory transactions, representing nearly $255 billion in transaction value, and nearly 500 financings, raising $195 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranks No. 32 on the Fortune 2021 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 18th consecutive year on the list.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:
Located in our downtown Milwaukee or Chicago offices, interns must be flexible to work full time during the summer, significant hours are required. 

As an Investment Banking Associate Intern, you will:

  • Provide execution support for public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other financial advisory services for our clients
  • Lead the preparation of company valuations, financial models and client presentations and conduct industry research and analysis
  • Develop key skills by working closely with senior bankers and senior management at our clients and will obtain broad exposure to an array of transactions in a variety of industries

What we look for:

  • 1st Year MBA candidates graduating in winter 2023 or spring 2024
  • Superior intellect, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, effective team player and a commitment to excellence
  • Candidates must display proven analytical skills and an ability to learn in a collaborative environment
  • Candidates must have three to five years of work experience
  • Previous exposure to investment banking or other areas within the financial services industry is beneficial

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Solutions-focused environment that will enable you to grow as a professional
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience with a highly ranked organization
  • Interact and work closely with various levels of professionals in both a social and office setting

How to apply:
Please note: applications are for an Investment Banking Associate Internship role with a start date of Summer 2023. Only winter 2023 or spring 2024 graduates will be considered.

Submit your resume on your Career Management System and apply on Additionally, as part of our application process and to be considered for our 2023 Summer Associate Program, we ask that you complete the following survey. Please CLICK HERE to create an account and access the form. Your responses will be recorded as you select “Save” at the end of each section – there is no final “Submit” button. Thank you for your participation.

Thank you for your interest. Baird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.


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