Career Center
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An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting that gives students the opportunity to learn about a career interest and gain valuable knowledge and experience in a particular field.

In an internship, students work as employees, but the purpose is to receive mentoring, supervision and training.


Internships are designed to assist students in the career exploration process to determine if that career matches their interests and skills. Internships allow students to:

  • Test potential career paths
  • Develop professional skills
  • Explore and clarify majors
  • Establish a professional network
  • Increase marketability


Baldwin Wallace students complete hundreds of internships locally and nationally each year. Depending on their major, students are encouraged to complete three or more internships while in college.


Many employers use intern programs to recruit entry-level college hires. Internship experience is a top factor influencing hiring decisions.


Through the BW Career Center, Baldwin Wallace provides students with resources to find internship opportunities, connect with employers and learn how to grow from the experience. The BW Career Network by Handshake is a web-based platform where students can find resources on resume and cover letter writing, tips for interviewing and a variety of other career resources. Employers post internship positions and BW students can apply and connect with employers directly through the network.

Every spring, Baldwin Wallace hosts the Career & Internship Expo - a dynamic networking and talent sourcing event designed to connect Baldwin Wallace students with employers for internships and jobs.

Baldwin Wallace has numerous local (NEO Talent Exchange) and state ( partnerships and affiliations where BW students can connect with employers for internships.

Recent Experiences

Baldwin Wallace students complete internships in numerous industries and locations. The following is a sampling of recent internship experiences for BW students.

Organization NameLocationIndustry
Akron Zoological ParkAkron, OHNonprofit
AmazonEuclid, OHInternet & Software
Arrow InternationalCleveland, OHManufacturing
Ashtabula County Medical CenterAshtabula, OHHealthcare
Avon City SchoolsAvon, OHEducation
because I said I wouldLakewood, OHSocial Assistance
Beck Center for the ArtsLakewood, OHPerforming & Fine Arts
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLCElyria, OHAutomotive
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater ClevelandCleveland, OHNonprofit
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga CountyCleveland, OHNonprofit
City of Broadview HeightsBroadview Heights, OHGovernment
Cleveland BrownsBerea, OHSports & Recreation
Cleveland ClinicCleveland, OHHealthcare
Cleveland GuardiansCleveland, OHSports & Recreation
Cleveland MetroparksCleveland, OHEnvironmental Services
Cleveland Metroparks ZooCleveland, OHParks & Zoos
Cleveland Municipal CourtCleveland, OHLegal & Law Enforcement
Cohen & CompanyCleveland, OHAccounting
EatonCleveland, OHManufacturing
EY LLpCleveland, OHAccounting
Greater Cleveland Sports CommissionCleveland, OHSports & Leisure
Hyland SoftwareWestlake, OHManufacturing
IdeastreamCleveland, OHJournalism, Media & Publishing
J.M. Smucker CompanyOrrville, OHFood
Key BankCleveland, OHFinancial
Nordson CorporationWestlake, OHManufacturing
Notre Dame CollegeSouth Euclid, OHHigher Education
OateyCleveland, OHManufacturing
Ohio Department of Public SafetyColumbus, OHGovernment
Onix NetworkingLakewood, OHTechnology
Parker HannifinCleveland, OHTechnology
Playhouse SquareCleveland, OHPerforming & Fine Arts
PPG IndustriesPittsburgh, PAManufacturing
Qwickly, Inc.Cleveland, OHTechnology
Refugee ResponseCleveland, OHNonprofit
Ronald McDonald House of ClevelandCleveland, OHNonprofit
Sherwin-WilliamsCleveland, OHManufacturing
Social Security AdministrationCleveland, OHGovernment
SPACES GalleryCleveland, OHPerforming & Fine Arts
Synergy Physical Therapy & WellnessBerea, OHHealthcare
The Cleveland OrchestraCleveland, OHPerforming & Fine Arts
University HospitalsCleveland, OHHealthcare
US District Court for the Northern District of OhioCleveland, OHLegal & Law Enforcement
Wells FargoCleveland, OHFinancial
Youth ChallengeWestlake, OHNonprofit